Meet the Class of 2024: Jordan Woodbury

It’s not work if you love what you do, and that’s exactly why Jordan Woodbury chose a career in veterinary medicine.

“I want to be a veterinarian so I can help many people and their animals, while still getting to work in a profession that I enjoy. As a veterinarian, I hope to work with the youth and others in the community, to teach them about veterinary medicine and how to properly care for animals,” Jordan said.

Jordan, a Grants, New Mexico, native in her fourth and final year of WSU’s veterinary program, will return to New Mexico after graduation to work at a mixed animal practice. Thanks to the adversity she faced in veterinary school, Jordan said she is well-prepared for her veterinary career.

“Veterinary school has been a challenging task, however, I have had the help of various people who have been there to teach and support me along the way,” she said. “They have helped challenge me to prepare me to be the best possible veterinarian that I can be.”

In addition to her family and her love for animals and caring for them, Jordan is passionate about traveling. Before veterinary school, she went to New Zealand and Australia and worked various agricultural jobs.

“My favorite thing is being able to go to new places, meet new people, and have new adventures,” she said.

Outside of school and work, Jordan enjoys sports, riding horses on her family ranch back in New Mexico, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and playing with her dog, Henley.