All Roads Lead Back Home

Graduation came and went for Cassie Klostermann in 2017 and like the rest of her classmates, she packed up her bags and left Ames. Her destination – a suburb of Phoenix and a year-long internship at the Arizona Equine Medicine and Surgical Centre. But when a freak injury put a damper on her young veterinarian career, Klostermann jumped at the opportunity to return to the College of Veterinary Medicine as a large animal rotating intern. The move hasn’t come without some adjustments. “The first few weeks it was really strange hearing people call me Dr. Klostermann here instead of Cassie,” she said. “But the main difference is that I’m taking on more responsibilities than I did as a student.”