Dustin Orr

Biography:
My name is Dustin Orr. I grew up in Concord, North Carolina and attended Mount Pleasant High School in Cabarrus County from 2003-2007. After graduating in May 2007, I will have attended NCSU from August 2007 until this upcoming May 2011. I will be earning my Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with minors in Genetics and Agricultural Business Management. I have always had an interest in veterinary medicine as my father is a small animal veterinarian and hospital owner. During my high school and college years, I have acquired numerous experiences that have exposed me to the many fields that encompass veterinary medicine. I have gained experience in small animal medicine, large/mixed animal medicine, equine medicine, exotic/avian/wildlife medicine, and food safety research. I have also been involved in various clubs, intramural soccer teams, and have served several teaching assistant positions. My current ambitions are to receive a D.V.M. degree from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine and become a small animal veterinarian with aspirations to become the owner of a veterinary practice.

Veterinary/Animal Experience:
Cabarrus Animal Hospital
Mount Pleasant Animal Hospital
Mobile Large Animal Veterinary Services
NCSU Australia Summer Study Abroad Program
Carolina Raptor Center Summer Rehabilitation Intern
College of Veterinary Medicine: Research Assistant: Dr. Siddhartha Thakur Molecular Epidemiology Laboratory
Mount Pleasant High School Barn Assistant

Honors/Awards:
Dean’s List (all semesters of attendance)
Animal Science Departmental Rank: 1 (4.0 GPA)
Recipient of the CALS Agri-Life Council Student Leaders Scholarship
Recognition in the Journal of Animal Science as an Outstanding Undergraduate in Animal Science
University Scholars Program Participant
Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society Member
Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Member

Achievements/Activities:
Pre-Veterinary Club Member
Pre-Veterinary Club Correspondence Committee Chairmen
Pre-Veterinary Club Agri-Life Council Representative
Pre-Veterinary Club President
Animal Science Club Member
Animal Science Club State Fair Volunteer
Served as a Teaching Assistant for ANS 205 under Dr. Kimberly Ange
Served as a Teaching Assistant for ALS 103 under Dr. Gerry Luginbuhl
Intramural Soccer
STAT Member