During her time as an undergraduate animal science major, Toni Brunetti of Wolcott, Connecticut was able to explore her love for animals and participate in a variety of CAHNR opportunities. The December graduate was a UConn Blooms employee, study abroad participant and CAHNR Ambassador. Here is what she said about her experiences as a CAHNR student.
What attracted you to UConn? I knew that I wanted to work in the veterinary field, and I was impressed with UConn’s animal science program. The department has great reviews, and there are many animals on campus that students are able to work with. Another reason is that although UConn is a large school, the animal science department is small and has a comfortable atmosphere, similar to high school. First, I completed my associate’s degree from the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture. Then, I decided to stay at UConn and complete my bachelor’s degree. Throughout my time at UConn, I was able to work hands-on with animals and make great relationships with my professors and peers.
Why did you choose your particular major? I have always loved animals, especially horses. My family had a lot of animals while I was growing up, and whenever we brought them to the veterinarian, I was fascinated. While I was never interested in working with people, I was confident that I wanted to work with animals. This led me to choose animal science as my major. (more…)