DAFVM Spotlight Employee: Hailey Deichmann
Working with animals has been a lifelong dream for Veterinary Technician Hailey Deichmann.
“Ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to work with animals, and this career allows me to do that,” explained Deichmann.
She administers anesthesia to animals, preps them for surgery, and aids in their post-operation recovery.
But Deichmann’s passion for animal care goes beyond working inside a veterinary clinic. Through her role at Mississippi State, she is able to contribute to animal rescue in her community.
“Through working with animal shelters, I've given two animals a new home with me, and I have found homes for other animals with friends of mine,” Deichmann said. “I’m fortunate enough to get to see how much happier they are at my home, as well as my friends’ homes, after leaving the shelter.”
While her dedication for animals is evident in the clinic and her community, Deichmann expresses her commitment in another way: teaching.
She is responsible for teaching and supervising students in the CVM, as well as integrating the Veterinary Technician program into the Humane Ethics service. This facet of her career allows her to inspire and encourage students with goals just like hers.
“I love teaching the CVM students, and I love that our service helps save the lives of animals in shelters across North Mississippi. It makes me happy to know that I’ve made a difference in their lives,” Deichmann explained.
In her free time, Deichmann enjoys the outdoors. She hunts, fishes, and travels frequently, but finds that her dog, Diesel, receives most of her love and affection.
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