Student Success: Tara Beyerlin
Third year veterinary student Tara Beyerlin (’19 DVM) knew she wanted to become a veterinarian from a very young age. As a child she referred to her dream job as “vetress” for career day in elementary school, because to her that meant a female veterinarian. Growing up, Tara showed Brown Swiss dairy cattle in 4-H and FFA which helped solidify her interest in working with large animals. She then went on to pursue her first bachelor’s degree in animal sciences with a minor in dairy cattle management at Washington State University before applying to the veterinary program. After an unsuccessful interview, Tara continued to persevere, and obtained a second degree in zoology as well as gaining additional experience in the veterinary field. Finally, in 2015, she excitedly joined the Class of 2019 and began working towards her lifelong dream. As a WSU veterinary student, Tara serves as the social chair for her class council board and enjoys building the comradery within the CVM. She also enjoys gaining hands-on experience working as an ICU assistant at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and being a volunteer for the on-call colic team. Outside of veterinary school, Tara is an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast, and helped found the university’s climbing club her first year in vet school.