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Michelle Hintz Elected to WVMA Executive Board

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Michelle Hintz grew up in Marion, Wis. and attended Fox Valley Technical College for two years before attending the University of Wisconsin – River Falls for two and a half years. It was in college that she became serious about pursuing veterinary medicine as a career.Michelle Hintz

“Growing up, I knew that I wanted to do something with animals and I always enjoyed science and math,” says Hintz. “In high school, I became interested in the veterinary field, but was not sure which career path I wanted to take.”

Going into her second year of veterinary school, Hintz is excited for the opportunities her WVMA membership and new board position will provide.

“WVMA membership means more opportunities to learn about issues in the veterinary field as well as veterinary medicine itself,” she says. “I am hoping that being active with the WVMA will give me more insight on what veterinarians are dealing with locally and nationally.”

During this two-year position, Hintz would like to see more student involvement in WVMA events and to grow her skill set.

“I decided that becoming a student representative would be a good way to improve my interpersonal and communication skills while networking with veterinarians,” she says. “I also wanted to be more involved and help plan opportunities outside of school for classmates to learn and practice veterinary skills and hear about different veterinarians’ experiences on the job.”

Along with her new position on the WVMA Executive Board, Hintz is active in the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine Bovine, and Small Ruminants Clubs. Outside of school she enjoys running, hiking in parks, riding horses, hugging her favorite cows, and spending time with family and friends.

After graduation, Hintz plans on continuing her passion for agriculture by practicing large animal medicine with a focus on dairy cattle.

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