Student Spotlight: Meet Vet Tech Student Tristan Olson

We wanted to introduce you to one of our amazing vet tech program students. Learn why she decided to pursue a degree in veterinary technology and how she came to choose Globe University. Tristan Olson will share her student experience, and what better way to share it than in her own words:

All through my life, I have been around animals and loved them with all my heart. I grew up on a farm so I had horses, cows, cats and dogs.

Tristan Olson, vet tech student at Globe University-Moorhead

When I entered high school, everyone told me I would have to figure out what I wanted to do for a career. I thought about it, and I came up with either being a veterinarian or a diesel mechanic.

High school flew by, however, and before I knew it, it was a month before graduation. I had not applied to any colleges. I could not find a school that was a good fit.

Then I discovered Globe University.

Globe University took me under their wing. I had applied for admission to the veterinary technology program. I was so exited. I didn’t know what I was in for, but I didn’t care. I came to Globe for hands-on training because that’s the best way for me to learn.

My first quarter here was interesting. I wasn’t ready for the homework again, but meeting new people of a variety of ages is an amazing experience. The people who are older have great stories about their lives. They also talk about how different school is now. I can help them with math, and they teach me how to keep trying something different.

Globe University gives you the chance to experience new things, but you always have someone there to help you and guide you on your way to success. In the vet tech program. you get to learn to restrain animals of different sizes. You have dogs and cats to work on as well as rats and reptiles. You get to watch surgeries happen, and soon you will be the one helping right next to the veterinarian herself.

When I go home to the farm, I use the things I am learning to practice on my own animals.