Catawba College Pre-Vet Profiles
Allison Baucom ’16
“Being a student athlete at Catawba also really fine-tuned my time management skills. It was a challenge in itself to balance soccer and cheerleading while being a Biology major and working, but vet school really tested that skill. Attending Catawba makes you stand out among other people and often gives you something to talk about. Eighty-five percent of my vet school class had never heard of Catawba, and only two other people aside from myself in the history of Catawba have been accepted to NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, but I truly believe it made me stand out as an applicant!”
Baucom is currently attending North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Olivia Myers '14
Biology Major with Chemistry and Environmental Science Minors; Member of the Cross Country and Tennis Teams; Earned her D.V.M. from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine (Food Animal Medicine focus)
"Vet school was a completely different level - I had to study a lot more, but I do feel like I was well-prepared. I got a lot of hands-on experience at Catawba. I had learned really good study habits, knew how to study and where to find information and that was what I needed at NCSU to move up in a different academic level. I graduated from vet school with honors. There were quite a few people in my class who went to bigger institutions who didn’t graduate with honors, and I think that speaks to the education I was able to receive at Catawba."
Myers, who knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at age three, found her passion for swine medicine during veterinary school while making farm calls with a local veterinarian. She focuses on the importance of producing healthy animals, which in turn delivers healthy food.