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Student Spotlight: Vet Tech Student Lanie Higgins

Published on September 24, 2014 by Bob Trewartha

Broadview University-Layton is proud to call Lanie Higgins, veterinary technology student, one of our own. Her leadership in the classroom and communication skills with her classmates makes her a great representative of Broadview University. Here is her story.

Tell me a little about yourself.

Besides being a student, I am a mother of two young kids, Jaiyla is four and Ivan is two, and I’m a military wife. The military is what brought my family and me to Utah (from Delaware) although I am originally from Colorado.

Why did you choose to go back to school? Why Broadview?

I have actually been in school off and on since 2010. I first started with photography, but that didn’t pan out, and I decided to go for something closer to what I had always wanted to do: Work with animals and make a difference. I didn’t realize just how much I’d be accomplishing that before starting here. The reason I chose Broadview was because it is local, and I am able to learn with the hands-on approach.

What advice do you have for new students?

My advice would be to take advantage of everything Broadview has to offer. For the veterinary technology program, there are volunteer opportunities along with the chance to work on different skills.

What’s your dream job?

I would love to work at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. I grew up visiting the zoo often, enjoying every bit of it. Now that the opportunity to go to work there is a very real possibility, I am ecstatic.

Why do you feel it is important for people to get a college degree?

College opens up many doors for anyone that gets a degree. Those doors can include job opportunities or promotions, or just simply a personal one of knowing things that you didn’t before. Although it’s something I had always planned on doing for myself, since I’ve had children, I do it for them as well.

What are your hobbies?

To be honest, I don’t have much time that isn’t spent being a mom or working on school work. However, when the rare opportunity presents itself, I try to get some reading in, that doesn’t have anything to do with school, or watching movies or TV.

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