Getting a jump on his dream

IHS grad gains early admission to veterinarian school.

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January 28, 2020 - 12:51 PM

Iola High School graduate and current K-State student Jack Eyster poses with his faithful feline companion, Buddy. COURTESY PHOTO Photo by

Jack Eyster, who graduated from Iola High School last May, has recently earned an Early Admittance Fellowship from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Only 17 students were selected to receive this prestigious honor. 

When asked what inspired him to pursue a career as a vet, Eyster said that rather than one pivotal experience, there were many, but added, laughing, that he was influenced by “whoever I found on the street and bringing them home for mom and dad to deal with.” 

Eyster was also inspired to pursue a veterinary career based on his time working at the Iola Animal Clinic, as well as taking part in Future Farmers of America and various livestock competitions. He especially enjoyed “assisting with grooming, learning proper treatment and handling, working with large animals inside and outside, and experience at the sale barn.”

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