Among the featured exhibits at last week’s annual state FFA convention in Columbus was high school senior Taylor Kruse’s study of rabbit meat versus other “commercial meat products,” i.e., beef, chicken, pork and lamb.
Kruse compared meat samples’ fat content and tenderness and analyzed them from a food safety standpoint. But she’s not looking to be a meat scientist, exactly. Her goal is to attend Ohio State University and become a large-animal veterinarian.
That’s not a bad move: State workforce projections put veterinarians in the “Buckeye Top 50.” That’s a list of the fastest high-wage occupations for Ohioans. The demand for veterinarians in Ohio is projected to rise by nearly one-third by 2018, just about the time Kruse should halfway through veterinary school.
See the aspiring veterinarian in action: