Graduate Profile: Annie Love
Annie Love didn’t realize she wanted to be a veterinarian until her junior year, but her major in biochemistry helped her enter veterinary school without a problem.
“Biochemistry is the perfect combination of biology and chemistry courses and the two disciplines enhance one another,” the 2004 graduate says.
“As a medical professional I’m required to have a basic understanding of everything from physiology and anatomy to pharmacology and toxicology. Thus, the knowledge and skills I gained at Alma have been directly involved in my day-to-day activities,” she says.
Currently a student at the University of Illinois veterinary school, she was attracted to Alma by the academic reputation, athletic program and the campus.
“I was drawn instantly to Alma’s small intimate atmosphere in which students, faculty, and staff interacted daily inside and outside of the classroom,” she says.
“The small size of the classes and labs allowed me to gain a better understanding of the material through instructor interactions and hands-on laboratory activities.”
While at Alma, she was a member of the women’s basketball team.
“This unique student athlete experience helped me build skills which I could apply both on and off the court,” she says. “I was able to work on expanding my leadership and communication skills, as well as my time management skills.”