Graduate moves forward with veterinarian education

by | Jul 14, 2016 | Education

Lindsey Tarby was the overall winner in her division for the 4-H Vet Science Skillathon, which includes four parts of the contest, identification and written exams, skills practicum and communication. She placed 1st in written, 2nd in practicums, 1st in identification, 3rd in communication and ended as the individual with the most points overall.

Lindsey Tarby was the overall winner in her division for the 4-H Vet Science Skillathon, which includes four parts of the contest, identification and written exams, skills practicum and communication. She placed 1st in written, 2nd in practicums, 1st in identification, 3rd in communication and ended as the individual with the most points overall.

Walking back from the truck, all Lindsey Tarby could think about was what was coming next. The horse that was once standing was now on the ground having difficulty breathing. The owners had tears in their eyes as veterinarian Dr. Jeff Garner assessed the situation.

As a volunteer veterinarian technician, Lindsey has dealt with this scenario on more than one occasion. She has to watch or assist the vet make difficult decisions when treating the animals.

“The doctor who I was with, Dr. Jeff, was evaluating the horse and sent me back to the truck to get some stuff, and by the time I came back, the horse was on the ground,” recent PHS grad Lindsey Tarby said. “The owner was really upset but appreciative that we were there.”

Editor’s note: Each year the students in the journalism program at PHS finish the course by writing press releases. The class partners with The Princeton Herald to publish the stories.

By Haley Short • Special Contributor • [email protected]

For the complete story see the July 14 edition of The Princeton Herald or click here to view the e-Edition.

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