Ben and Erica Schmidt

An Adventure Down Under

After a lifetime in the United States, Drs. Ben (’14) and Erica (’16) Schmidt find themselves a world away from Iowa and the life they grew up in. After graduating from Iowa State, the Schmidts wanted something more. They found an adventure in Australia. “We were looking for something that would challenge and give us a new perspective and experience in veterinary medicine,” Ben said. The couple now resides in Australia where Ben works with dairy cattle at Warrnambool Veterinary Clinic and Erica splits her time between that clinic doing mixed animal work and Southwest Equine, a clinic that focuses all its efforts on horses. Learn more about the Schmidts and their Australian adventure.