Emma Lavigne of Simsbury, Connecticut, always knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Now, as an animal science and pathobiology double major who is graduating in the spring, Emma is preparing to enter veterinary school and fulfill her childhood dream. Here is what she said in an interview.
What attracted you to UConn? The animal science program attracted me to UConn. CAHNR has a reputation for having an excellent pre-veterinary track.
Why did you choose your particular major? I have always wanted to be a veterinarian. However, when I first applied to UConn, I decided to major in biology. I was worried that the animal science program did not focus on the biological aspect of animals, which is the area I find most interesting. However, after attending orientation, I realized that I did not feel as though I fit into the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. I contacted Dr. Zinn, who advised me to switch to animal science. I immediately did so, before I even began classes at UConn. After that, I was completely confident that I was on the right track, and this really helped my transition into college. I added pathobiology as my second major during my sophomore year because I found many of the pathobiology classes to be extremely interesting and relevant for veterinary school. (more…)