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Jasmin Casey

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Education

Uvalde High School

High School
2022 - 2024

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Technical bootcamp

  • Majors of interest:

    • Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Veterinary

    • Dream career goals:

      Sports

      Tennis

      Varsity
      2022 – Present2 years
      Keep Her Dream Alive Scholarship
      Winner
      I have wanted to be a Veterinarian for as long as I can remember. As I have grown older my dream to help animals has become stronger. In the last two years I have gotten to experience what it would be like in the Vet field. Two years ago I was gifted a Dalmatian puppy for Christmas. I had her for about two months when out of the blue she stopped eating. At first I thought she was just being picky but she just kept getting worse. She was diagnosed with kidney failure when we took her in to the Vets office. I was told that she had a little chance of life and that her levels were extremely off and that she should have already died. I took the risk of leaving her there to try and allow her to get better. They ran so many tests. She was kept on an IV because the main cause of death when animals are in kidney failure is dehydration. The Vet ran every test she could think of until she thought about a rare disease called Addison’s Disease. Addison’s is when a dog cannot produce their hormones by them self. Without the production of hormones a dog cannot regulate their body temperature, their organs, and they don’t adapt to stress and change well. My dog was diagnosed with Addison’s a week after we found out she was in kidney failure. Addison’s is a hard disease to diagnose due to it mimicking other sicknesses. The way you treat this is every month you have to give the dog a hormone shot. This medicine is called Percorten-V. I have been giving my dog this shot. It is pretty easy to administer the shot. You calculate the proper dosage by dividing the weight of the animal by the ml in the bottle. For example my dog weighs about 30 pounds and there is 25 ml in the bottle. So you would take 30 divided by 25 which will give you 1.2. So the dosage for my dog would be 1.2 ml. I would give this dosage in the gluteal muscle as directed by my Veterinarian. My dog is now two years old and is happy and healthy. I have also tube fed a calf that could not latch on to his mother and didn’t know how to suck on a bottle. Tube feeding is a difficult task and you have to be very careful. When you tube feed a calf you have to feed a tube down their throat into their stomach so the calf can get the nutrients it needs. When you tube feed you put the tube down the left side of the calf’s mouth. This is the part you have to be careful with because if you feed the tube down the wrong way it goes into their lungs which will kill them instantly. There have been many other experiences I have had because I have grown up with livestock. I wouldn’t want to change any of these experiences and it has grown my love for animals. There’s nothing I want more then to help these beautiful creations. Animals are a important aspect to the world and I can’t wait to help them be healthy.
      Inguz Memorial Scholarship
      My favorite animal type would be horses. But my favorite animal of all time would have to be my miniature Dalmatian Mini. Let me tell you about her and why she has made my dream to become a vet stronger. Two years ago I was gifted a Dalmatian puppy for Christmas. I had her for about two months when out of the blue she stopped eating. At first I thought she was just being picky but she just kept getting worse. She was diagnosed with kidney failure when we took her in to the Vets office. I was told that she had a little chance of life and that her levels were extremely off and that she should have already died. I took the risk of leaving her there to try and allow her to get better. They ran so many tests. She was kept on an IV because the main cause of death when animals are in kidney failure is dehydration. The Vet ran every test she could think of until she thought about a rare disease called Addison’s Disease. Addison’s is when a dog cannot produce their hormones by them self. Without the production of hormones a dog cannot regulate their body temperature, their organs, and they don’t adapt to stress and change well. My dog was diagnosed with Addison’s a week after we found out she was in kidney failure. Addison’s is a hard disease to diagnose due to it mimicking other sicknesses. The way you treat this is every month you have to give the dog a hormone shot. This medicine is called Percorten-V. I have been giving my dog this shot. It is pretty easy to administer the shot. You calculate the proper dosage by dividing the weight of the animal by the ml in the bottle. For example my dog weighs about 30 pounds and there is 25 ml in the bottle. So you would take 30 divided by 25 which will give you 1.2. So the dosage for my dog would be 1.2 ml. I would give this dosage in the gluteal muscle as directed by my Veterinarian. My dog is now two years old and is happy and healthy. I have also tube fed a calf that could not latch on to his mother and didn’t know how to suck on a bottle. Tube feeding is a difficult task and you have to be very careful. When you tube feed a calf you have to feed a tube down their throat into their stomach so the calf can get the nutrients it needs. When you tube feed you put the tube down the left side of the calf’s mouth. This is the part you have to be careful with because if you feed the tube down the wrong way it goes into their lungs which will kill them instantly. There have been many other experiences I have had because I have grown up with livestock. I wouldn’t want to change any of these experiences and it has grown my love for animals. There’s nothing I want more then to help these beautiful creations. Animals are a important aspect to the world and I can’t wait to help them be healthy.