Growing up with a mother who was a dog breeder, Kady Audette has been exposed to responsible and reputable breeding practices since childhood. Knee-deep into her fourth-year of veterinary school at Washington State University, Kady’s dream of working with dog breeders to raise healthy, happy puppies is close to becoming reality. “I love working with breeders, hearing their goals for their pedigrees and helping execute these goals,” she said. Come May, Kady will venture to Las Vegas where she will join her fiance, Aaron Deml, a graduate of the WSU veterinary program last year. Kady hopes to find a small animal general practice where she can dabble in canine reproductive work. She’s taking Fran, a 4-year-old leopard gecko; Noodle, a 2-year-old domestic shorthaired cat; and Stark, a 2-year-old old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, with her.
Win or lose, Kady enjoys rooting on the Cougar football team. She received her bachelor of science in zoology from WSU and she admits “there is nothing quite like the community at WSU.” Kady has shown dogs in conformation, obedience, and agility through the American Kennel Club and 4-H. “In between exams I used to take our dog, Stark, to the park to practice for competition. …On one occasion, we were able to recruit members of my class to pretend to be ‘judge’ while we practiced showing. We traveled all over Pullman for three weeks meeting up with classmates in between classes and labs to practice for the upcoming competition. With the help of my classmates, Stark earned her first points toward her championship!”