After devoting four years to completing their degrees within the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, three graduates will segue into a life of service.
Renee Womack, Peggy Hsu and Whitney Vickery are graduating this week as doctors of veterinary medicine and will then join the ranks of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.
Through the U.S. Army’s Health Professions Scholarship Program, three years of the students’ education were paid for in exchange for three years of active duty immediately after graduation.
U.S. Army veterinarians conduct and oversee veterinary service activities within the Department of Defense at installations from Washington, D.C., to Hawaii and in more than 90 countries around the world. As Army vets, the students’ jobs will include tending to family-owned pets, military working dogs, ceremonial horses and wildlife on base; working with stray animal facilities; and helping with third-world relief programs.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.