Lainee Colombik

Class: 2025
Residency: Montana
At what campus did you start the program? Bozeman
Undergrad: Montana State University
Ambassador: 2023-2024, 2022-2023

What are your main areas of interest in the field of veterinary medicine?

  • Large animal
  • Beef cattle
  • Equine
  • Swine

Please list any clubs/organizations you are currently involved with:

  • Ag Animal Club
  • Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners
  • Theriogenology Club

Lainee in a barn, holding three small piglets. This image is blurry because they are so wiggly.

What do you think makes our program special or unique?

The staff at both the Montana and Washington campuses have a vested interest in the success of their students.  I feel like my professors want me to do well and care about my development as a veterinarian outside of their class.  The noncompetitive nature of the WIMU program creates a family atmosphere where we all help each other to succeed.

What experiences in our program have been the most meaningful so far?

I really enjoyed spending my first year in Montana.  I feel like I was given hands on experience that could only be achieved with a class size of 10 students.  I developed relationships with my professors and classmates that will go beyond school and I hope to rely on them as colleagues during my career.

I like living in Bozeman because:

I really enjoyed living in Bozeman because the town and the school celebrate agriculture and push their students to gain agricultural experiences in and out of the classroom.