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     December 17, 2020      #66-352 KDJ

BBCHS grad conquers competitiveness of vet

By Taylor Leddin

While many children dream of becoming a veterinarian when they are young, only a few follow this path due to the academic rigors and emotional challenges that come from working with animals. Knowing the anatomy of everything from a mouse to an elephant is no small feat and is something that Dr. Allison Bechtel, a Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School graduate, has accomplished.

“Getting into veterinary school is very competitive as there are only 32 accredited programs across the country which is vastly different from the amount of accredited human medical schools, [which is] 155,” said Bechtel.

She attended veterinary ...

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