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Catherine Czaya hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. She's currently completing a D.V.M. degree at Cornell University.

From the crayon elephants she drew as a kindergartener in Cincinnati to the anatomical diagrams she completed during her time at Goucher, Catherine Czaya ’02 has always had vet school on her mind.

Graduating with a degree in biology, Czaya has gone on to join Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine’s D.V.M. program, where she continues to build upon the cell biology, physiology, endocrinology, microbiology, and immunology training that she received as an undergraduate at Goucher.

Now in her second year at Cornell, Czaya’s daily schedule includes veterinary ethics classes, basic health science classes, and interactive labs about handling techniques, physical exam procedures, and other clinical procedures with live animals, including horses, cows, pigs, sheep, dogs, and cats.

“Many times this past year, I’ve found myself recalling lab exercises or concepts from Goucher,” says Czaya, who worked closely with professors Hank Ratrie and George Delahunty.

“My lab work as an undergrad still helps me to interrelate biological concepts, from the smallest protein to the largest organ. Goucher’s non-competitive environment was ideal for developing and following through with my professional goals.”

Catherine Czaya