Changing Her Goals

Dr. Aubrey Cordray ('14)
After Aubrey Cordray graduated she wanted to practice mixed animal medicine in a community in which she could invest. Yet being a veterinary clinic owner was the furthest thing from her mind. “It was never my goal to own a clinic,” Cordray says, “but you never known what path your career will take.” Regardless of her goals, owning a clinic is right up her alley and anyone who knows Cordray knows that failure isn’t an option, even in the small town of Humboldt, Iowa, population 4,773. “If I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it to the best of my ability,” she said. Cordray has done just that with the Humboldt Veterinary Clinic, a clinic she purchased in 2017 after joining the practice and serving as an associate veterinarian after her graduation. At the time there were just one full-time and one part-time veterinarian on staff. Today, Humboldt Veterinary Clinic has 22 employees including five clinicians, while expanding from a 3,500-foot-facility to one more than three times that size.