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Rebecca Provesal sitting on the stone wall in narragansett ri holding her labrador retriever with the rocks and ocean behind her

Hails from Rhode Island
B.S. in Animal Science
University of Rhode Island, 2019

Hey, everyone! My name is Becky. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2019 with a bachelor’s in animal science. Since then, I have been working as a veterinary technician at Wood River Animal Hospital in Wyoming, Rhode Island. I decided to apply to the MS-IDGH program in order to further my education prior to attending veterinary school. I have always aspired to be a veterinarian, and I eventually hope to specialize in infectious disease education, prevention, and control. I was particularly interested in Tufts’ program because of Cummings School’s focus on One Health. I am so excited to be able to work with so many people who share the same values! In undergrad, I worked as a research assistant on a project that studied the effects and possible treatments and prevention for Haemonchus contortus in sheep and goats. I was also a teaching assistant for infectious diseases and loved helping other students understand the finer details of individual diseases as well as the importance of preventative medicine and practices. Now, as a veterinary technician, I am able to aid veterinarians in preventative medicine and help treat/diagnose diseases in animals. Some of my favorite activities outside work and school include gardening, camping, home renovations, and interior design, and training guide dogs! I currently have three dogs and 18 chickens. One of my pups is currently in training to be a guide dog through the non-profit organization Guiding Eyes for the Blind. I have been volunteering with Guiding Eyes for six years and just recently helped open a Rhode Island region as regional coordinator.