I have always wanted to be a veterinarian, and growing up on a small ranch in Wyoming only reinforced my aspirations. The only problem was that I didn't have access to a veterinary school in Wyoming, so I would be paying out-of-state tuition at any institution I attended. Then I found out about WICHE, which gave me the cost of in-state-tuition via the generous support of my home state. Without WICHE, I would be facing a great deal of student debt and financial struggle upon graduation, but now, I can focus on my schooling without the looming dread of hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans to pay back! I am very thankful for the support of the state of Wyoming in helping me pursue my dream of becoming a large animal veterinarian. Thank you!