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O'Leary Among the Recipients of DCHA Scholarships
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/02/2018

The Dairy Calf & Heifer Association selected Rachel O'Leary of Janesville and Marina Sweet from Ohio as this year's Higher Education Scholarship recipients. The $1,000 scholarships recognize outstanding students pursuing a degree in agriculture.

O'Leary, a third-year veterinary medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, earned her bachelor's degree in dairy science from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Upon graduation from veterinary school, she plans to work in a production animal clinic with mostly dairy cattle. She has already earned a Certificate of Achievement for Lab Techniques in Mammalian Gamete and Embryo Biology.

"The most influential course I have taken is the bovine embryo transfer and in vitro fertilization," O'Leary said. "Through this course, I became certified in the techniques needed to be efficient and effective in ET and IVF. I hope to utilize the skills I gained in my future career to help producers achieve the next level of reproductive success for their farm."

At UW-River Falls, O'Leary worked as a research assistant. She also served as an animal health intern for the 2016 and 2017 Wisconsin State Fairs.

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