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VPH Students Present at Midwest Veterinary Conference 2020

Paola Rullan Oliver, a recent VPH Graduate, and Macon Overcast, a second year VPH student, presented their work at the Midwest Veterinary Conference on February 23, 2020. Rullan Oliver and Overcast shared their research as a part of the Public Health track of the conference. 

"For my graduate work, I developed a community survey to look at the association between pet ownership and homelessness," Rullan Oliver explained. "This year, I was fortunate to have been invited to speak at MVC. Personally, it was a professional milestone to share my work with the veterinary community and learn from others in the profession. This was my first time presenting at a conference and it was an honor to see the amount of interest related to this topic. It was a very rewarding experience that has opened many opportunities for my career. I am very grateful for the support of my mentors and look forward for what the future holds!"

Overcast presented on the topic of antimicrobial resistance. "Speaking at MVC was a blast," said Overcast. "The experience built my confidence, because I have never presented to veterinary and public health practitioners in such a formal context before. I hope to continue studying antimicrobial resistance, and the MVC was a great venue to share what I have learned and meet potential collaborators for future projects."

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