| Ian Woodall
|| My desire is to own my own large animal practice while providing quality medicine for my community. My hopes and aspiration as a veterinarian are to provide leadership in rural areas by educating clients, practicing innovative medicine, and being a good, caring veterinarian for my patients and owners along with establishing lifelong friendships. I believe that the right job with the correct mentorship is an important stepping stone to reaching these goals. I believe that my lifelong experience in large animal medicine, my communication skills, and my work ethic allows me to be “born for this job.”
As long as I can remember, I have been around cattle and horses. Growing up on a 200 head of registered Black Angus farm has given me the tools and knowledge needed to know what is important for producers as well as safely handle cattle for their own wellbeing and others around. Duties on the farm included: castrations, vaccinations, artificial insemination, identifying and treating sick animals, record keeping and processing newborns, and assisting with breeding soundness exams. All these things such as managing a farm included driving tractors, fixing machinery, feeding livestock, and fencing. My father Dr. David Woodall has owned a Large Animal clinic serving Southern Kentucky and Northern Tennessee for over 28 years. From a young boy all the way through college I have worked at this clinic. During my time there I have assisted in emergency care after hours, wound care, surgical procedures, and in hospital treatment and husbandry for equine and bovine patients. Over my time I have learned how to do call-backs to owners, discuss the financial aspects of treatments with clients, and facilitate the communication between doctors and clients as well. In my breaks from school, I have taken it upon myself to do many externships to experience how other clinics work to push my perspective. I have spent time with Dr. Jon Park at Park Equine, Weatherford Equine in Weatherford, Texas, and Countryside Veterinary Services in Greely, Colorado. I believe that each one of these experiences has added to my skills and focus on becoming a Large Animal Veterinarian.
||Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine
| Mackenzie Holmes
||Hello! My name is Mackenzie Holmes and I am a current VM4 at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. I will graduate at the end of May of this year (2023) and seek an associate position at a food-animal or mixed-animal practice. My passions include all ruminants, but most of my experiences have been in dairy and beef cattle. I grew up on a small beef cattle operation in central Florida and went to undergrad at the University of Florida. Here, I fell in love with dairy production and worked at the university dairy farm for 3 years. I took additional dairy-centered electives and was a member of the dairy club. While in veterinary school, I have used most of my off-campus opportunities to gain experiences in herd health and dairy management, and get more confident at transrectal palpation. Since I'm from Florida and currently live in Missouri, I am willing to go anywhere for work! At this time, I think I would prefer somewhere east/northeast, but am open to anything. My ideal place to call home would be somewhere rich in mentorship and community involvement.
Please contact me by email if you have any further questions!
||University of Missouri
| Turner Haley
||My name is Haley Turner and I am a current 4th year Production track veterinary student at Texas A&M University. I am seeking employment at a progressive large animal practice with an emphasis in dairy medicine and cow calf operations. I have interests in calf respiratory health/overall wellness, lung scoring, creating protocols/SOPs for operations, learning more regarding advanced reproductive techniques and ways in which I can best use consulting to benefit my clients. I will be attending the Summer Dairy Institute at Cornell in June-July 2023 to further my dairy medicine knowledge and consulting capabilities. I will also be completing my Mixed Animal Acupuncture Certification through Chi University in June 2023.
||Texas A&M University
| Jeremy Layne Elison
||I am a 4th year student at Oregon State University seeking employment as a Veterinarian in a Large Animal or Mixed Animal practice. I am interested in providing care in a rural community setting, with a particular appeal to work with ruminants and expand my competence in theriogenology. My family and I are willing to relocate for the right opportunity.
||Oregon State University
| Erin Will
||I am currently a 4th year veterinary student at Purdue University graduating in May 2023. I grew up on a dairy farm in south western Indiana and have always had an interest in dairy medicine and also enjoy advanced reproductive technologies, mastitis management and data analysis. I am looking for a predominately mixed or food animal practice with a focus in bovine/dairy medicine. My fiancé and I are interested in staying in the Midwest area (Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Tennessee) but are open to other states as well. I am open to discussing opportunities and interviewing this fall and winter. Thank you for considering my resume!
| Price Ruffin
||Howdy! My name is Price Ruffin, and I am a fourth-year vet student at Texas A&M University. I am passionate about production animal health and medicine, and its application to the production systems. I am looking for an associate veterinarian position starting in Summer 2023. My wife and I are looking to move away from southeast Texas. I am most interested in mixed to large animal practice. I would ideally like to work in a multi-doctor practice that does feedlot work and other large population medicine, but I am open to other types of practices as well.
||Texas A&M University
| Katlyn Harris
||Hi! My name is Katlyn Harris, and I am a currently a 4th year veterinary student. I have a strong interest in theriogenology, specifically beef and equine. I am looking for a practice that has a heavy beef cattle percentage, but I am open to mixed animal practices. I am open to moving from Mississippi, I currently have no preference on places to live. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you!
||Mississippi State CVM
| Carissa Gentry
||Hi, my name is Carissa Gentry and I am a 4th year student at the University of Tennessee looking to join a mixed animal or large animal practice in June of 2023. My true passion is production medicine specifically dairy and beef cattle but I enjoy working with all species. My husband and I are looking to move out of Knoxville and are open to any location that meets our needs. I have an externship slot and vacation slot open during January and February of 2023 and would be happy to do a working interview. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!
||University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine