Combining her love of animals and a family military tradition, Elizabeth Anthony (16C) is on her way to her dream job with the Army Veterinary Corps. While at Berry, the 2016 graduate double majored in animal science and biochemistry, immersing herself in the culture of animal care and demanding academic rigor that Berry is known for. She spent much of her time working at the Rollins Dairy caring for large animals and learning how to manage people. Berry’s demanding classes, along with two internships whipped her into shape and helped her gain acceptance into the Army’s Health Professions Scholarship Program where she’s one of 30 individuals nationwide. Thanks to the scholarship, Elizabeth is now a student in the University of Florida’s veterinary program and has been sworn into the Army as a second lieutenant. Her advice to current Berry students is, “If you know there’s something you want in life, no excuses, no procrastination. Attack it, get it done and be proud of doing your best regardless of the results.”
Dr. Gallagher and his students McKenzie Weisser, Daryon Smith and Danielle Creamer, presented research at the 17th Wildlife Damage Management Conference at Orange Beach, Ala. This research effort was funded in part by a grant from the 2016 Laura Maddox Smith Summer Research Institute for the Environmental Sciences.
Presentations: “Anatomy of a Snake Fence Intended to Prevent Escape of Non-Venomous Rat Snakes (Elaphe obsolete) From an Enclosure,” “A Field Evaluation of Two External Attachment Locations of Radio Transmitters on Non-Venomous Rat Snakes (Elaphe obsolete)” with Rebecca J McLarty, and “A Field Evaluation of the Efficacy of Milorganite® as a Repellent for Non-Venomous Rat Snakes (Elaphe obsolete).”
When Emily Barton (15C) came to Berry with plans to be a large-animal vet, she knew it would take great grades – and so much more – to get into vet school. But she was determined to do everything she could to build her future … and she did! She graduated with a GPA near perfection and exceptional experience punctuated by a hands-on leadership position with the Berry College Dairy and two summers working with veterinarians. The ballerina and choreographer also demonstrated her depth and breadth as Berry’s Dance Troupe manager.
Emily applied to two veterinary medicine programs, was accepted to both, and is now doing (very!) well at the University of Georgia. Although focused on her studies, Emily has kept on dancing, even working as choreographer for a UGA dance team. She’s also a volunteer Bible study leader for an Athens church and treasurer of the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners.