Rewarding Career

Dr. Sandi Hayek ('10)
Long before she started her DVM studies at Iowa State, Sandi Hayek was practicing veterinary medicine. “When I was in high school, I was running the head catch on our manual chute on my parents’ farm in southeast Nebraska,” she said. “I was able to participate in vaccinations and treatment of our cattle. I was always ready to help pull a calf or when we had cattle with more involved treatments, participate in their care.” Today, Hayek is continuing many of those same routines she did in high school, although at a much higher level. She is a veterinarian and part owner of the Countryside Veterinary Associates in Great Bend, Kansas, the practice she joined soon after graduation. “This was an opportunity where I felt I could learn, develop my skills and be part of a busy, active practice,” Hayek said. “It has been a very rewarding experience to serve this community and be a part of a long-time practice.”