Small Town Vet

Dr. Elizabeth Harriman Hill ('10)
Maine native and former Boston resident Elizabeth Harriman Hill had never set foot in Iowa before coming to Ames to attend vet school. “I met my husband in the middle of my third year and by the time graduation was nearing we knew we were going to be together and stay in Iowa,” Hill said. "At the time, the job market was pretty saturated for veterinarians. There was not much out there in the part of the state where I was going to live." So Hill took the plunge and opened up her own veterinary clinic in Eldora, Iowa (population 2,500), where she continues to operate the thriving practice. “I’m super glad I started this business, but sometimes I wonder what I was thinking," she said.