From Veterinarian to World Champ

When Dr. Morgan McArthur (’83) takes the stage, you may not know the subject of his talk, but one thing is for sure – it’s going to be entertaining. McArthur is a large animal veterinarian who happens to also be an acclaimed international public speaker. A Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, McArthur is also an agriculture and community resource development educator for the University of Wisconsin Extension. He says his personal motto is “If it isn’t fun, it shouldn’t be done,” which was reflected during the humorous and message-driven commencement address to the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Class of 2017 last May. McArthur spoke of his less-than-stellar academic career while encouraging the graduates as they entered the work force.