Student Spotlight: Amy Lin
June 6, 2023
DVM Class of 2024, Small Animal
Hometown: Falls Church, Virginia
The moment I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian/public health professional was…
At the first practice I worked at, where I started developing an interest in the medicine and not just meeting cute pets. I was a late bloomer mostly because I was so indecisive. It took me a year to commit to this field after graduating college (I felt like this was a lot to commit to), but once I mustered up the confidence to go for it, I really pushed myself!
My hidden talent...
I don't have a cool hidden talent, but here are some un-hidden and not useful ones.
- I've won 4 raffles in my life: one for a giant stuffed bear (I named him Cola), one for an iPad, one for a gift card, and the last one for $50 cash.
- I can pop gum really fast.
Biggest misconception about being a veterinarian/public health student…
Is the one you will keep telling yourself: that you're not good enough!
If I had a superpower, it would be...
To never gain weight, so I can eat whatever I want.
What excites me the most about the future of my industry....
The industry is going to keep growing globally because people keep finding new ways to love and value our animals. This means new therapies, new technology, more ridiculous costumes to put my cat in... It's a little scary because I'm not sure how we will staff this growth, but I'm also excited that my colleagues continue to advocate for mental wellness. I think there is a balance out there we can get to.
Favorite way to end the day...
Falling asleep knowing that I don't have to get up early.
Top of my bucket list...
I have a physical bucket list!
- Watch the stars in the desert at night time.
- Snowboard in Colorado.
- Eat spicy fish stew in Sichuan, China. (where the dish originated)
How many pets do you have? Types?
I have an only child: a black cat named Muzzy. He's adventurous and needy with a classic cat's rebellious streak.