GU Vet Tech Student Captures Her Education on Instagram

For Taylor Lahr, a veterinary technology student at Globe University-Wausau, keeping in contact with her friends and family is something that’s easy to do with all the technology and social media available.

Taylor Lahr, vet tech, “I had a lot of friends who asked what I did at school besides play with animals, so I thought why not show them.”

She started posting on Instagram about a year ago when she was taking her Parasitology class. “We were looking at something really interesting under the microscopes and I thought it would be really cool to show them just what I actually was learning and doing while at school. After that it just sort of became second nature to post weekly about what I was doing in class because of the positive feedback I was getting on my posts,” Taylor Lahr said.

“We were looking at something really interesting under the microscopes and I thought it would be really cool to show them just what I actually was learning and doing while at school. After that it just sort of became second nature to post weekly about what I was doing in class because of the positive feedback I was getting on my posts,” Taylor Lahr said.

While she was in high school, Taylor thought she wanted to become a kindergarten teacher and was set on that as her career goal. It wasn’t until Taylor started working at the Humane Society of Marathon County, that she realized her passion lied elsewhere.

“The work I did there and the situation the animals were in really made me change my mind profession wise,”  Taylor shared. That’s when she realized she wanted to go into the field of veterinary technology and really make a difference in the lives of animals.IMG_20151201_212821

Taylor feels the best part of attending Globe University-Wausau is all the hands-on time the students get with animals from the surrounding humane societies. Most other colleges she looked at were a lecture-based system, whereas she felt Globe is a good balance between the two.

“With the small class size you really get that one on one time with the animals,” Taylor said.

Her favorite classes would include Imaging, Parasitology, Surgery, and Anesthesia. She enjoys these classes because they are needed to diagnose or to fix the problem with the animals, resulting in a healthier and happier companion.

taylor After graduation Taylor wants to work at a local clinic to get a good foundation in the veterinary field. However, eventually Taylor and her fiancé plan to move to Washington state where her dream is to open a pit bull rescue along with offering low-income veterinary services.She has a good friend who is attending school and she is hopeful the two of them could eventually team up in a clinic setting to provide those services.

So for now, Taylor will continue to post pictures, tweet and share a bit of what she’s learning and experiencing each day while getting one step closer to her “dream job.”