Congratulations to Veterinary Technology Student, Janean Boss on being awarded the Wisconsin Veterinary Technology Association (WVTA) Scholarship. This annual scholarship is geared towards aiding students in their early professional development. For Janean, she plans to continue her education in equine through the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians. She will also be doing an externship at Orangeville Clinic and at the Morrie Waud Equine Center which is the referral center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Janean, who plans to graduate in the E. Fall 2012 quarter, currently serves as the President of SCNAVTA, the Madison West’s Veterinary Technology student organization. Janean has also been involved with her local 4H Club serving as their historian, secretary and vice-president. Janean also held office for Future Farmers of American (FFA). With these organizations, Janean often showed horses, dairy, swine and rabbits at county and state fairs.
When responding to being recognized by WVTA, Janean replied. “I was very surprised and excited that I had won the scholarship. It is an honor to be awarded this award.”
Out of the applicants, it was Janean’s leadership and communication skills that caught the WVTA’s attention. The panel also noted her continuous efforts in supplementing her education by taking advantages of opportunities in and outside of the classroom. “Janean was described as having tremendous leadership skills and communications skills, a team player with excitement and enthusiasm to her career. Janean demonstrated endless involvement in the Veterinary Technology world within the community and school. We wish Janean continued success and best of luck in her future career.”
The WVTA is a non-profit organization of Veterinary Technicians and the Health Care Team who promote professionalism, ethical behavior, continuing education and public awareness.