A short interview with Veterinarian Technology program chair Amy Doherty
Q: Tell us a little background history on Amy
A.D.: I grew up in a small town, and
choose to live in that same small town. I am a middle child having an older
brother and a younger sister. I had the experience of living in a foreign
country and hope to go back some day. I always wanted to be a cowboy, and
believe that is why I am a Dallas Cowboy fan. I love sports, I have
participated in many and still enjoy watching. I am proud to say that I am a
mom of a teenager, and even though we do not always see eye to eye…..he is
the most special thing in my life. I love all kinds of animals, but really have
a special place in my heart for dogs. I have 2 dogs of my own and 1 cat.
Q: How long have you been
A.D.: I just started my 5th year here
Q: Where did you attend college?
A.D.: I started attending College at
RCC and once I discovered I wanted to become a vet tech I transferred to the
University of Minnesota-Waseca
Q: What was your major?
A.D.: I first thought I wanted to go
into Physical Therapy, until I saw the commercial to be a vet tech.
Q: Why do you like teaching?
A.D.: I love to inspire the students
and show them what a rewarding career vet med can be
Q: What did you do prior to
coming to MSB-Rochester?
A.D.: I was working as a vet tech in a mixed
practice in Zumbrota MN.
Q: What type of music do you
listen to? Why?
A.D.: I would say that I am eclectic,
but listen to country the most. I just like the story that country singers
Q: Favorite film? Why?
A.D.: I have had many over the
years…so if I was to pick one right now it would have to be the Hunger
Games….A story about a girl that survived against the odds, and that is why I
like it. Other favorites of mine would include; The Man from Snowy River, The
Sound of Music, Hatchi and A League of Their Own. All of these are films that
if they are on the TV I have to sit and watch.
Q: Favorite book? Why?
A.D.: Where the Red Fern Grows….The
love of a boy and his dog!!!! Need I say more.
Q: What do you hope the students
will come away with after they have participated in your class?
A.D.: I hope students will learn the
same passion for animals that I have. I have had many special dogs in my life
and want everyone to feel that bond.