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Alexis Nelson: Future Veterinarian Technician

Alexis Nelson
Occupational Goal: Veterinarian Technician

“I have had a lifelong interest in veterinarian science, as I have a compassion for animals and their health. . . I focused on the Animal Science CTE Pathway while in high school. I took all the Animal Science classes at Davis High and then took the Vet Internship program [during] my senior year. I heard about the internship program when I met with my [school] counselor my junior year, wondering what I could do to gain experience. When I found out that I could get hands-on experience at a veterinarian hospital I was thrilled. I started my internship at Bayview Animal Hospital during my first semester of my senior year. Having volunteered during the summer I wanted to spend more time at the hospital. Being around animals and knowing my love for them I knew this was the place for me. . .In this internship I have been able to [obtain] tons of hands-on experience, and work in the business office to gain experience that not many people get to have. . .I plan on completing my associate degree and getting my license as a veterinarian technician.” –Alexis Nelson, Davis High School

“[Alexis] was selected out of 250 students to participate in the Davis High Internship Program, getting the highly competitive Vet Tech Internship slot,” said Doris Peterson, Work-Based Learning Coordinator at Davis High School. “Alexis’ strengths are her personality and commitment. She has the unique ability to make everyone feel special. She is a good listener and a hard worker. . She has a positive outlook on life as well as a keen desire to learn new things,” said Peterson.

UtahCTE.org congratulates Alexis on the CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award she received to Salt Lake Community College. Alexis was one of 95 students honored at the CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards banquet on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

Left: Blair Carruth, Assistant Commissioner, Utah System of Higher Education
Middle: Alexis Nelson
Right: Jared Haines, Vice President, Utah College of Applied Technology

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