Hometown: Georgetown, KY
Where is she now? Ashley applied and was accepted to vet school, but decided to defer her enrollment for one year to gain more industry experience. Ashley is now in her third year at Tuskegee University in Alabama. She is also the National President of the Veterinary Business Management Association, which is the largest student-run organization in the vet industry. She is also President of Tuskegee’s American Association of Equine Practitioners, President of the Tuskegee Chapter of Veterinary Business Management Association and a national officer for the Veterinary Business Management Association.
Ashley has done externships at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, Wisconsin Equine Clinic, Equine Medical Services in Columbia, Mo., Littleton Equine in Littleton, Co., Lebanon Equine Clinic in Lebanon, Ohio, and with Dr. Scott Bennett in Simpsonville, Ky. Ashley hopes to finish vet school in the spring of 2012 and complete and internship at one of the previously mentioned equine clinics, then go on to specialize in equine reproduction with an emphasis in assisted reproduction.
Comments: It was an incredible opportunity to be a part of a Program that allows you the freedom of a liberal arts education paired with the horse industry. The Program is not riding based, so it gave me the educational background needed to actually get a job in ALL aspects of the horse business.
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Where is he now? Jason is currently based in Louisville and is working at Humana, where he is a business analyst in the IT Project Management Office.
Comments: The Equine Scholars Program is a fun program; it allows students to continue their regular areas of study and allows them to apply their studies to the horse industry.