Danielle Mzyk

Biography:

Danielle Mzyk (Lindquist) is a 2012 graduate from NC State University with a B.S. in Zoology and a minor in animal science.  She is currently enrolled in a dual DVM/Ph.D. degree program at the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), where her research is focused on pharmacology and dairy calves. She still volunteers at NC State’s Lake Wheeler Dairy and is actively involved with the Student Chapter of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners as a member of the officer team. She developed an outreach program at the CVM presenting about veterinary medicine and the production animal industry. She currently answers phone calls from around the country as a graduate research assistant under FARAD (Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank) which helps veterinarians answer extra label drug questions in food producing species.  She has published peer reviewed articles pertaining to pharmacology and drug residues and has research interest in dairy calf health and welfare.

 

Veterinary/Animal experiences:

  • Volunteer Coordinator – Canine Assisted Rehabilitation for the Elderly (C.A.R.E. NC)
  • Research Assistant – Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank
  • Calf Feeder/Milker – Dairy Education Unit
  • Veterinary Professions Advising Center Intern – VetPAC
  • Pharmacology Summer Intern – Food And Drug Administration
  • Veterinary Assistant – Legion Road Animal Clinic (2006-2014)

 

Honors/awards/achievements:

  • Dean’s List (2008-2012)
  • All Conference Honors – Cross Country (Lees-McRae College)
  • Division II All-Academic All American (Lees-McRae College)
  • National Outstanding Pre-Veterinary Student of the Year (2011)
  • National Outstanding Pre-Veterinary Student of the Year (2012)
  • Research Symposium Award Winner – Undergraduate Research Symposium (2012)
  • Giving Thanks to those who Give Volunteer Award (Dog is Good Inc.)
  • Deborah S. Moore Outstanding Student in Public Service (NC State University)

 

Activities:

  • Pre-Veterinary Medical Association President – NC State University
  • Pre-Veterinary Medical Association – Outreach Chair
  • VetPAC VetCamp Coordinator
  • NC Zoo VetCamp Coordinator
  • Competed in and finished 20 half marathon races
  • Teaching Assistant for BIO 233 (Human-Animal Interactions), BIO 333 (Captive Animal Biology) and ANS 281 (Professional Development of Pre-Veterinary Track Students)