Student Success: Madison Parker
Maddie Parker (’20 DVM) is a third year student at Washington State University, with an interest in small animal medicine, especially shelter medicine, behavior, and wildlife. Originally from Montana, Maddie found a love for animals and medicine working in a small animal practice. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in anthrozoology where a large part of her education focused on the human-animal bond and training. As a member of the WIMU Regional Program, Maddie attended her first year of the program in Bozeman, Montana where she was able to gain a large amount of hands on experience. Maddie has combined her love of travel with her studies and has participated in multiple Remote Area Veterinary Service (RAVS) trips through the Humane Society of the United States traveling to Arizona to treat animals. She also spent part of a summer in South Africa working alongside a wildlife veterinarian. During her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at the shelter working with the dogs and cats on behavioral modifications. After graduation, Maddie plans on returning to Montana to work in a small animal practice and volunteer some of her time to the shelter.