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Emily Kate Shreve

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Degree: B.S. Animal & Nutritional Sciences, Equine Studies minor with an emphasis in equine science, May 2016

Career: Shreve is pursuing a doctorate of veterinary medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the class of 2020. Being at one of the top five veterinary schools in the nation, she will be exposed to many career paths in Vet-Med. Her current plan is to return to the Appalachian region and practice mixed animal medicine with an emphasis in equine medicine. This past summer she completed two competitive externships. The first being at Cleveland Equine Clinic and the second through the Stanton Summer Externship Program at The Ohio State University. The Stanton Program focused on enhancing the clinical, surgical, professional communication and business management skills required for success in a general practice. Over the course of the externship, she performed multiple solo surgical procedures and gained a better understanding of the business aspects of owning a veterinary practice.

Internships/Undergraduate Research: During undergrad Shreve took advantage of opportunities including animal related courses, the pre-vet club, and attending guest lectures and demos. She shadowed multiple veterinarians at different practices, including small animal, mixed animal and large animal practices. She also participated in a summer dairy heifer undergraduate research project at the WVU Animal Sciences farm and was part of a foal watch team at the horse unit. WVU's encouragement to study abroad afforded Shreve the opportunity to observe animal science and veterinary medicine in such areas as Trinidad and Tobago, Eastern Europe, and Ireland. 

WVU Student Organizations: During her time at WVU Shreve balanced academics, campus life, and volunteering with various philanthropic projects, including the women's fraternity, Kappa Kappa Gamma. She served as Vice President of Organization (VPO) for Kappa. Shreve credits being a member and serving as VPO with improving her communication, organizational skills, team-building skills, and learning to deal with compromise. She was also involved in the Pre-Vet Club, Order of Omega, Mountaineer Maniacs, and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

About Attending WVU: “My undergraduate years at WVU provided me the educational foundation to be accepted in vet school. The course work in Animal & Nutritional Sciences and the Equine Studies minor truly prepared me to pursue my lifelong dream to become a veterinarian. If I were to give advice to anyone, whether you are a freshmen or a senior, is put yourself out there, get to know your professors and fellow classmates. Join as many organizations as you can juggle, while still maintaining the coursework. If you follow your dreams and have that goal set in your mind, everything else will fall into place.”