Mary Geurts of the Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA Chapter was named the winner of the Wisconsin FFA Veterinary Science Proficiency Award during the State FFA Convention in July. The WVMA sponsored the award.
When she first started working at the Randolph Veterinary Clinic, Geurts did a lot of cleaning and organizing in the office. As she got older, her responsibilities grew. She is now able to assemble surgery packs, sterilize equipment and handle animals with ease. She often helps restrain animals for surgery and assists in handling the surgical instruments. It is up to her to keep track of inventory and make it easily
accessible to staff so that the office can best serve their patients. Geurts was mentored by her mother, who is a veterinarian, as well as veterinary technicians at the clinic.
Currently a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in animal science, Geurts’ future plans include attending veterinary medical school.