Q: What is your name, major, and hometown?
A: Lyndsy Gieche; Pre-veterinary Medicine; Palmyra, WI
Q: What hands-on experiences have you had at Findlay?
A: Some hands-on activities I’ve been able to do at Findlay include the food animal and equine animal handling classes at the barns. We’ve been able to do castrations, shots, de-horning of cows and sheep, flipping sheep and a lot of other activities.
Q: Who has inspired you?
A: Dr. Whitaker has inspired me a lot. He changed the way I looked at college education. I expected to come in and see a lot of lecture-style classes, and although I do have some lectures, Dr. Whitaker makes it fun. He’s hands-on, and he makes things – like functions of the intestinal tract – interactive so that you remember it better at a collegiate level.
Q: What appeals to you most about being in the pre-vet program?
A: The best part about being a pre-vet student at Findlay is that there is a huge community of other pre-vet students. You can get a lot of experience by talking to other students and finding out where they’ve been. There are a lot of networking opportunities so that you can get more hands-on opportunities and better prepare yourself to apply to vet school.
Q: Outside of the classroom, what do you love to do?
A: I love Dance is for Everyone, a club that I’m vice president of. We get to do ballroom dancing, and we have practices every week. We also have lessons and dances throughout the school year.
Q: What is your advice for students making a college decision?
A: Focus on where you can feel at home. If you don’t feel at home somewhere, you aren’t going to like it as much. I love Findlay; it’s such a friendly environment. I felt at home right away, even coming from Wisconsin. On top of that, make sure you get involved in as many activities as you can right off the bat.
Q: What do you love about being an Oiler?
A: I love the spirit on campus. I’m part of Residence Life, and I love getting together with other Res Life members. We get our residents together and wear orange and black and have a bunch of fun activities.