Job: Veterinarian Area: Aorangi
Melissa is currently in Year 13 at Ashburton College, and plans to become a Veterinarian.
NZ Young Farmers Involvement:
Over the past 2 years Melissa has been involved in the NZ Young Farmers TeenAg Regional Competition in Oamaru (2012) and has completed the In2 the Field Mentor Programme, completing a veterinarian placement with Richard Wright from VetEnt Ashburton.
"In2 the Field made me more aware of what I was getting into and confirmed any doubts that I might have had that this was for me."
To attend Massey University in 2014 and complete a 5 year Bachelor in Veterinary Science Degree.
Melissa's parents and her boss have encouraged her and helped her make the decision to become a vet. Her Grandparents have also taught her to follow what she wants, and that if she pushes herself to acheive, she'll come out on top.
"Working on the dairy farm & netball."
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How did I get here:
School - NCEA: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Statistics & Accounting
University: Intending to study a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Massey University