December 15, 2016


 FFA announces winner of award in veterinary science

Posted Nov. 30, 2016

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, announced Oct. 21 that Lillian Rose Rodicio of Florida is the winner of the 2016 National Agricultural Proficiency Award in the category of veterinary science.

The award program honors FFA members who have developed special skills that they can apply to their future careers. The AVMA sponsors the award in veterinary science.

Rodicio has worked as an intern at local veterinary clinics for the past five years. She began as little more than an observer. After learning the ropes, Rodicio was able to perform advanced procedures such as running hematologic tests and administration of injections. She also learned to groom and care for horses. Rodicio plans to continue working in a veterinary clinic while attending college.

The other finalists in the category of veterinary science were Ansley Bennett of Georgia, Brooke Helen Lapke of Iowa, and Dawson Haworth of Oklahoma.