Rebekah Ford knew at the early age of 9 that she wanted to be a veterinarian. While she didn’t follow in her father’s footsteps, he is very pleased with her decision. Dr. Terry Brackman is a doctor of osteopathic medicine.
“Rebekah has a tremendous amount of compassion, is extremely intelligent and has great patience,” says Dr. Brackman. “With all of those attributes, her decision making process is extremely good. I’m very proud of my daughter.”
Following graduation from Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, Rebekah will join Clovis Veterinary Hospital, a mixed animal practice in Clovis, N.M.
“I will perform mostly small animal medicine and surgery with some large animal cases,” explains Rebekah. “One area I will focus on is canine breeding and dentistry. I would like to learn to perform a little canine chiropractic and possibly acupuncture to incorporate into traditional medicine when the need arises.”
Rebekah has spent the last four years studying at OSU and is ready to be reunited with her husband.
“I’m so glad we’ve (Class of 2007) all finally come to realize our goal,” she smiles. “It’s time to go home and also time to make some money.”
Most graduating veterinary students have educational loans exceeding $75,000.