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Thais is originally from Goiânia (Brazil). She is completing her final year of Veterinary School at the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil. Thais is interested in all aspects of equine medicine, especially ophthalmology and neonatology. After graduation Thais plans to apply to an Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship. She looks forward to completing a residency program as well and becoming a boarded specialist. She would ultimately like to work in academia or a specialty private practice. During her externship in San Angelo, Thais assisted with small animal medicine as well as equine. Outside work, Thais likes riding horses, listening to country music, visiting with friends and family and enjoying outdoor activites.
A fourth-year veterinary student at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine ('18 DVM). Karen is currently emphasizing her studies in large animal medicine, but has an interest in pursuing mixed animal practice. She is from a small town in southeast Georgia where she grew up showing and raising purebred Horned Hereford cattle. She completed her undergraduate work at Oklahoma State University where she earned her bachelors in Animal Science. Having grown up a die hard Georgia Bulldog, Karen says that returning to her home state to become a Dawg was a natural decision. While in vet school Karen has been involved with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, Christian Veterinary Fraternity, American Embryo Transfer Association, and the Omega Tau Sigma veterinary fraternity. When she’s not studying, or treating animals, Karen enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her dog, Ruger. Karen has wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember and finds veterinary medicine rewarding because you can improve the health of animals and the lives of those who care for them. After graduation, Karen hopes to join a mixed animal practice that would allow her to provide veterinary care and consultation to a rural area.
Dusty Anderson (’17 DVM) is a third year veterinary student at Washington State University interested in equine surgery. He grew up in a small town in southeastern New Mexico, and has been on the back of a horse since he was four years old. Dusty discovered his love of horses traveling from arena to arena on rodeo circuits with his family. Dusty attended undergraduate school at New Mexico State University where he continued rodeoing at the collegiate level. He is an avid team roper and continues to work and train horses when time allows. Dusty is also an active member of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP). Through AAEP he has received many hours of hands-on experience of clinical training in areas such as endoscopy, dentistry, and lameness. Dusty also enjoys working on-call in the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for equine emergencies, which has given him the opportunity to work closely with clinicians and residents and assist with many surgical procedures. Though he’s worked many late nights and early mornings Dusty says it’s all worth it in the end when you’ve watched a horse walk in extremely uncomfortable and leave feeling well a short while later. Once finished with school Dusty hopes to obtain an internship and residency in equine lameness and surgery. He plans to work in specialty private practice after becoming a board certified equine surgeon.