I am finally going to veterinary school. It has been a dream of mine since I was about eight years old. I had a great love for and interest in animals from a young age. I even had a “visible” dog, a model that was clear plastic on the outside which when put together let me observe the internal organs of a canine.

I know that this was still my career goal when I was a sophomore in high school because my counselor advised me against taking geometry since I did not need it for the pre-vet curriculum. I am not sure why I decided to switch to chemical engineering in my junior year. Maybe it was because I thought I was pretty good at chemistry. Maybe it was because Louisiana did not have a veterinary school and I would have to move out of state. Most likely I just did not think very much about it one way or the other. I just sort of went with the flow.

It is not anything I regret, but I have on occasion wondered what might have happened had I stuck with my boyhood ambition. One thing for sure, university president was not on my list even though that has turned out pretty well.

Finally though, I am going to get to go to veterinary school. It will be to visit my daughter who enters in the fall.

about PresidentLacey

President of MBU, papaw, fly fisherman, rod builder, guitar player, fitness instructor, American by birth...Southerner by the grace of God.

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