Veterinary student Jane Westendorf spent her childhood helping out at her parents' veterinary practices. Photo by Kyrsten Stringer.

Parents inspire student to attend WCVM

Jane Westendorf grew up in Mission, B.C., where she got an early start on her veterinary education helping her mother and father – who are both veterinarians – at their private practices

She recalls details of her childhood with vivid clarity – from being caught as a little girl climbing over the dog runs to holding a part of a dog’s small intestine while her father sutured.

She completed a BSc in biomedical physiology at Simon Fraser University before coming to the WCVM. One of the things that she appreciates most about her education and veterinary medicine is that there’s no end to the number of paths her career could take in the future.

An enthusiastic researcher who loves puzzles and mysteries, Westendorf is considering a career in veterinary pathology. 

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