Student Success: Kelsey Brown
Kelsey Brown (’18 DVM) is a third year veterinary student at Washington State University with an interest in epidemiology and public health. Originally from Seattle, Kelsey left the area to obtain her bachelor of science in microbiology and animal sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her passion for animals was established at a young age, but her focus was influenced by her undergraduate lab work in both clinical pathology and primate parasitology.
In addition to her DVM, Kelsey is concurrently pursuing the Global Animal Health Certificate offered by the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health. Through this program, she was able to complete a research project this last summer in Nairobi examining trends in antimicrobial-resistant E. coli and antibiotic residues in vended milk. Kelsey was drawn back to her home state by the opportunities that WSU presents to explore alternative career paths in veterinary medicine. As a veterinary student, she has had incredible experiences pertaining to public health.
After graduation, Kelsey plans to obtain her Master’s degree in Public Health and pursue a career within a federal agency or a state department. Outside of school, Kelsey can be found scouring shelter websites for her dream dog, at pub trivia, or outdoors, where she enjoys skiing, camping, and hiking.