Gage Dixon


Choosing Animal Science as a major was a no-brainer for me. I have grown up my whole life in the booming metropolis of Omaha, Arkansas (population 169); this is of course said with a sarcastic undertone. My family runs a beef cattle operation so I have always been fascinated with animal production agriculture, and the science behind it. I chose my major because I want to go on to veterinary school and I knew animal science would give me the necessary knowledge going into that. 

The ambassador position, for me, provided the opportunity to showcase what I have experienced here in my first years and do my part in promoting what makes the Animal Science Department at the University of Arkansas so different. After the University of Arkansas, my hopes are to attend Oklahoma State University to earn a doctorate of veterinary sciences. My ideal career is to practice both large and small animal medicine in the Northwest Arkansas area. I am a member of the Pre-Vet club, Meats Quizbowl team, and Block and Bridle. Outside of school, I spend time hunting, fishing, shooting trap, and guns in general. I work in the summer at a mixed practice clinic in Harrison, Arkansas, to gain a better understanding of what all comes along with being a veterinarian in this area.

 

 

About Gage

Hometown:
Omaha, AR

Major/Concentration: 
Pre-Professional Animal Science

Department:
Animal Science

Class:
Sophomore

Email
jgdixon@uark.edu