Scholar Throwback – Lindsay Oxby
This Thursday we are commemorating another GRAS Scholar and checking in on what they have been up to since graduating from their program. This week we checked in with Lindsay Oxby, a scholar recipient from 2009.
Here is what Lindsay has been up to since graduating.
What has your professional journey looked like since winning your GRAS scholarship?
“I finished 3 years of a undergraduate degree in Animal Biology at Guelph. Then I completed a 4 year degree in Veterinary Medicine. I am currently a large animal veterinarian working at Walsh Veterinary Services in Campbellford Ontario.“
Do you have any personal highlights you would like to share?
“In the spring of 2017 I completed an embryo transfer course at the University of Saskatchewan and am now practicing Embryo Transfer in cattle.”
What did receiving a scholarship mean to you?
“I think it is important for the agriculture industry to provide support for the next generation. This scholarship provided me with that. It went towards funding my education. It also allowed me to spend time shadowing veterinarians in the agriculture community to be sure of my career plan.”
Thanks for the update Lindsay! Since its inception in 2006, the Scholarship and Bursary Program has awarded $216,500 to 118 students. For updates on more of our past scholars follow us on Facebook @GrandRiverAg.
If you know a student with a permanent residence in Wellington County, Perth County or the Region of Waterloo who is currently enrolled in a college or university with an agricultural or environmentally focused program they can apply for a scholarship of up to $2,500.