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WVMA Sponsors State FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award

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On June 14, Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) President, Dr. John T. Been, presented Morgan Fitzsimmons, of Mineral Point, with the State FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award at the 87th Annual State FFA Convention in Madison. This award recognizes the student who best demonstrates an understanding of veterinary medical practices and animal health care in Wisconsin.

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Fitzsimmons began her proficiency by working at Military Ridge Veterinary Clinic in Dodgeville, With the future goal of pursuing a degree in animal science, Fitzsimmons hopes to become a veterinarian or an agriculture instructor. where she has been employed since May 2015. Currently, she is working after school five days a week and every other Saturday. Her roles include answering phone calls, cleaning surgery packets and helping care for animals at the clinic. While the clinic sees mainly food animal patients, she also works with equine and small animals.

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

Fitzsimmons 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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