"4-H taught me communication skills, work ethic & job satisfaction."

Years in 4-H

B.S. '92 Animal Sciences, University of Illinois; DVM, '96, University of Illinois


Veterinarian & Pig Farm Owner, Carthage Veterinary Service & Professional Swine Management

Favorite 4-H Projects:  Beef, Leather, Woodworking & Vet Science

How did 4-H contribute to your leadership skills today?

4-H taught me networking and communication skills.

Did 4-H instill a career path for you?

Vet Science project instilled an interest in veterinary medicine.

What advice do you have for someone who is interested in your career path?

Veterinary medicine has many diverse opportunities today. Volunteer first and then take jobs to learn the different aspects of both pet medicine and livestock medicine.

What advice would you give a current 4-H member?

Stay positive, take on exciting projects, meet people and take interesting paths.

Why should young people join 4-H today?

4-H can teach you about work ethic and learn communication skills.