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WVMA Sponsors State FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award

On June 11, WVMA Marketing and Development Manager, Sarah Young, presented Reba McClone of Bonduel, with the State FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award at the 84th Annual State FFA Convention in Madison. This award recognizes the are in Wisconsin.

McClone began her proficiency by working at Village Veterinary Clinic in Bonduel, as an assistant. Overtime she worked her way up from cleaning kennels and filing paperwork to preparing exam rooms and handling pets during appointments. Eventually she was able to shadow and help in the surgery room and with x-rays. McClone mainly worked with small animals, but was able to gain large animal experience from ride alongs to a local elk farm.

Currently, McClone attends the UW-Madison where she majors in animal science and dairy science with a pre-vet emphasis. McClone hopes to be accepted in veterinary school and to return to her hometown as a large animal veterinarian.

The top six state finalists in the veterinary science proficiency area received monetary awards made possible by sponsorship from the WVMA.

McClone has yet to find out if she will be selected as one of four national finalists. If selected, she will
compete at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. in October. The four national finalists will each receive a plaque and scholarship thanks to sponsorship by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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