Alice Mitchell became interested in agriculture when working on local dairy farms where she witnessed the influence veterinary care has on productivity and animal welfare.
She grew up on a horse stud and hobby farm in Takone in north west Tasmania and is studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.
Alice is passionate about providing quality veterinary care to agricultural production industries and in particular the dairy industry.
Combining this interest with a love of animals and science, Alice wants to pursue a fulfilling career in veterinary medicine that will enable her to give back to rural Australian communities.
“I want to make a meaningful contribution to Australian agriculture. In the long term I would love to return to Tasmania and work in the dairy industry to assist in overcoming present and future challenges,” Alice said.
Alice is looking forward to the Horizon Scholarship to assist with furthering her career by providing valuable skills and resources.
“The money will relieve the financial stress of my studies on my family, enable me to travel further and pursue opportunities arising from my degree,” she said.
Sponsor: Dairy Australia