Finding Her Calling

Dr. Janessa Butterfield (’08)
Janessa Butterfield doesn't hold back when she talks about her career. "Private practice just wasn't my thing," she said. "Day in, day out, it was a lot of vaccinations and ear infections." But since she became the lead veterinarian at the Animal Protection and Education Charity in Boone,Iowa, Butterfield has found her calling. "I really like the independence and flexibility this job gives me," she said. "I love doing surgery and I do a lot of surgeries here. We see so many different things yet I still have the opportunity to interact with clients. I love that we are providing a needed service to the community."