January 15, 2018


 FFA announces winner of award in veterinary science

​Posted Jan. 3, 2018

Katrina Siems

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, announced Oct. 27 that Katrina Siems of California won the 2017 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 with Blue Buffalo Co. and Tractor Supply Co. 

Siems works for Los Osos Pet Hospital in Los Osos, California, as a kennel technician. She feeds boarded animals, walks the dogs, and cleans up after closing. She also took on the responsibilities of holding dogs for blood draws and giving insulin shots. She plans to attend the University of California-Davis to study animal science with the goal of eventually becoming a veterinarian.