Spotlight on Students: Meet Kylie Roman
The Vet Gazette continues the “Spotlight on Students” feature this week by focusing on Kylie Roman, a third-year DVM student who serves as treasurer for SAVMA Purdue. Born and raised in Indiana, Kylie knew she wanted to attend Purdue University to become a veterinarian. With a particular interest in small animal practice, Kylie is looking forward to her fourth-year and exploring her areas of interest in veterinary medicine even further.
Kylie’s decision to choose Purdue was confirmed for her as she completed the interview portion of the DVM admissions process. She remembers her nerves fading during the interview as she felt like she was chatting with a mentor. The students who helped with the interview day and led tours answered any questions she had. She said the student who served as her tour guide talked about her excitement as she looked forward to being a fourth-year student, and the feeling was contagious. The family atmosphere that Kylie sensed in the College also helped confirm her choice.
Now that Kylie is nearing the end of her third-year as a Purdue veterinary student, she feels fully immersed in the PVM community. Her favorite part of being a student involves the relationships she has built with her classmates. She loves the fact that she has formed friendships that will last a lifetime. Kylie also appreciates how the College offers students many opportunities for community involvement.
As treasurer of SAVMA Purdue, Kylie has experienced the benefits of serving as a leader in the organization. She says SAVMA has helped her push herself to get involved in extracurricular opportunities, such as participating in Boiler Vet Camp, the Indiana State Fair Animal Drug Testing Program, and This is How We “Role” program.
When Kylie thinks about what sets the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine apart, her thoughts turn to the hands-on experience students receive working with animals from the very start of veterinary school. “With the changing curriculum it seems that this opportunity will continue to grow for future classes,” Kylie said. PVM faculty and staff, including clinicians and veterinary nurses, also have been a major source of support in Kylie’s journey through veterinary school. “Their genuine care for students has given me confidence during my time at Purdue,” Kylie said. “They are by your side each step of the way. “
Kylie wants to join a small animal practice upon graduation. She hopes to join a team of veterinarians who are willing to share their knowledge and help her continue to grow.
Writer(s): Amanda McCormick, PVM Communications Intern | firstname.lastname@example.org