Frances Turner

Ever since the age of 5, I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. There is still a poster from 1st grade depicting my dream to become a veterinarian hanging in my childhood home in Charlotte, NC. As soon as I was 16, I found a job working at Long Animal Hospital in Charlotte. This experience cemented the fact that I loved the veterinarian profession. I worked closely with the staff, doctors, and animals at Long’s for 6 years. Upon high school graduation, I chose NC State to pursue my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. During my freshman year, I had the opportunity to join Chi Omega sorority which led to many leadership roles. I held the positions of New Member Educator and Alumni Coordinator; these experiences prepared me for my future endeavors. Another opportunity I had while in undergraduate school was the participation in the CALS Honors Program. Through this program I was able to research and work with Dr. Flowers and serve as a TA for ANS 220. In 2006 I graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Animal Science. From there I decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Animal Science with a concentration in reproductive physiology under Dr. Flowers. During my Master’s program, I served as Animal Science GSA President, presented at the National Animal Science meeting, and was the TA for 4 semesters of Introductory Biology. In 2008 I earned my Master’s degree and began my first year at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine. Since beginning the program, I have become the President of the class of 2012 and the Pfizer Student Representative. I did not take the traditional route to Veterinary School, but now in my third year, I can say it was well worth it.

Honors and Awards:
Dean’s list for 4 semesters
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Honors Program
Phi Eta Sigma
Gamma Sigma Delta

Activities/ Achievements:
Technicians assistant
Lab assistant
Club field hockey
Chi Omega Fraternity
New Member Educator for Chi Omega
Tutoring at elementary schools
Undergraduate teaching assistant
Swim team coach
Alumni Relations Coordinator for Chi Omega
Animal Shelter Volunteer
Animal Science Graduate Student Association President
Biological Sciences Teaching assistant