DVM Graduate Profiles

DVM Graduate Profiles

DVM Graduate Profiles: Jessie Holley


Jessie Holley

Jessie Holley cannot wait to start her new job at Town and Country Animal Clinic in Brookings, Oregon this summer. Eighty percent of her time will be spent serving small animal patients, and the other twenty percent will be spent with many other species including exotics, equine, and even a few marine mammals. Jessie looks forward to working with this wide variety of patients using the high caliber of equipment available at Town and Country, but she is especially energized about the people with whom she will be working. At Town and Country Animal Clinic, Jessie will be one of six doctors, which will afford her ample opportunity for mentorship and allow her to work in a warm and friendly culture of professionals. The clinical skills and communication training Jessie received at WSU helped her immensely in her job search, giving her the confidence she needed to excel in her working interview. Jessie also found the business training from the Veterinary Business Management Association and the business elective at WSU immensely valuable while negotiating her contract in such a way that would work well for both her and the clinic. “I felt like there was any door open – like I could go anywhere and get the job I wanted,” Jessie says. In addition to her new job, Jessie also looks forward to hiking in the Redwoods and driving along Highway 101 with her fiancé Boyd. Thinking about her last days as a veterinary student, Jessie comments, “I would never have wished to go anywhere else for veterinary school. If I were to do it again, I’d go to WSU.”