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Rebecca Anne Burns | Class of 2017
Hometown: Pine City, NY
Major: Veterinary Technology (Bachelor's degree)
College Involvement: Veterinary Technician Association (VTA), President's List
Additional Activities: I am currently a kennel assistant and vet tech assistant at Lake Road Animal Hospital and Kennels in Horseheads, NY. I am a volunteer at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm and the Potsdam Humane Society. I love singing in the polyphonic choir every Sunday at St. Theresa’s chapel. The youth group at St. Theresa’s has been an excellent source of activity and provides countless opportunities for me to help the community up in the “north country.”
Career Goals: Caring for animals is one of my great passions in life. Having grown up on a goat and sheep farm, I have a fondness for large animals. I am greatly interested in being a veterinary technologist at a large animal clinic, assisting in the care of farm animals and educating owners about proper care and maintenance.
Areas of Interest: As I have lived with goats since the age of ten, I am very interested in discovering diseases and conditions particular to this species. I also have a passion for history, and have conducted a research project on the effects of propaganda on the developments of the Cold War. Others areas that interest me are the preservation of rare breeds of farm animals, the function of the immune system, and the effects of stress on a human, along with different ways of coping and reducing stress.
Reasons for Being in Honors Program: I chose to be in the honors program because I like to be challenged, and I enjoy the opportunity to achieve higher goals. My participation in this program is a reminder for me to continue to discover new things and enjoy learning.
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