Keyahna Musland with dairy cow

Animal Science Major A Step Toward Career Goals

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Name: Keyahna Musland
Hometown: Edgeley, ND
Major: Biomedical Animal Sciences with an emphasis on Pre-Vet
Year: Junior
Expected Graduation Date: December 2024


Why I chose NDSU 

I chose NDSU because it offered a great animal science program that I knew would help me achieve my goals in life. 

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Why I chose a major in the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources

I knew that I wanted to major in something relating to agriculture. After touring the campus and meeting with some of the professors and students I knew it was where I belonged.

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Scholarships help relieve the stress of funding college

I have received the NDSU Presidential Honor, Clark Jenkins, and the Ag Dean’s Freshman Scholarships. Scholarships are extremely important to me because they relieve a lot of financial pressure. I have eight years of school to go through and having received scholarships through NDSU has been so helpful.

Scholarships offered by the College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources


Club involvement leads to valuable experiences and friendships

I am involved in Saddle and Sirloin, the Pre-Vet Club (head of fundraising and volunteers), and Ag Ambassadors. Being involved in campus organizations helps me feel a part of campus and other students. Being a part of these organizations has led to countless friendships and valuable experiences! 

Student organizations within the College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources


Internships expand learning beyond the classroom

I have completed an internship at Ashley Veterinary Clinic, where I worked as a veterinary assistant with both large and small animals. I was able to administer vaccines, do surgical preparation, practice restraints, assist in semen testing and ultra-sounds, and so much more.


My greatest NDSU memory

One of my greatest memories at NDSU is participating in the Saddle and Sirloin Club’s Little International. Going out to the dairy barns and working with my show heifer with friends was so much fun!


My future plans

After graduating from NDSU, I plan to attend graduate school to receive my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Eventually, I plan to come back to North Dakota and practice in a rural community.

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