Dr. Sprouls and her husband, Wes, enjoy a beautiful day at Lake Mead in Boulder City, Nevada. Photo: Dr. Sprouls

Living Out Her Dream

Dr. Dawn Sprouls ('95)
Since she was a young girl, Dawn Sprouls dreamed of being a veterinarian. In high school, she worked in a veterinarian's office and a dairy farm. She majored in biology as an undergraduate. After graduation those dreams were put on hold as she got married and worked on her husband's family dairy farm for seven years. Eventually she began her veterinary studies at Iowa State and after graduation joined the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service where she continues to work today. "Our agency and our workforce have a great responsibility to the American public, and I am very proud of the work that our inspectors, district office staff and veterinarians do every single day to fulfill that responsibility entrusted to us," she said.