Taylor Tran, DVM, a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine class of 2017, was recently named to the 40 Under 40 class of 2022 by The Roanoker, a magazine based in Roanoke, Virginia. Tran made the list amongst 135 different young professional nominees from around the Roanoke Valley.
A native of the Roanoke area, Tran earned her bachelor of science in biology at Virginia Tech in 2011 and made her way to Columbia for her DVM. Since 2018, she has worked with the Emergency Veterinary and Specialty Services of Roanoke where her interests in soft tissue surgery and critical care are put to good use. She is a member of the Roanoke Veterinary Medical Association, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
In Tran’s nomination letter, her anonymous nominator spoke highly of her passion for the veterinary profession and her community. “I, for one, was grateful for her devotion to her profession, as she spent many hours with my dog and as much time explaining to me, in layman’s terms, the medical diagnosis for my dog,” read the nomination. “Dr. Tran is uniquely suited for her career and community engagement because of her knowledge of veterinary care and the ability to communicate with pet owners. She is a professional who looks forward to investing in the community in a way that many others cannot. Just ask pet owners who rush their pets to the emergency clinic at 2 a.m. and have their pet emerge well enough to go home. Tears turn into smiles.”
“It was an honor to receive the 40 under 40 nomination, and it feels good to know that I am making an impact in the community,” said Tran. “Emergency and critical care was my first clinical rotation in vet school, and I have been passionate about it ever since. All the sweat, blood, and tears are worth it to see a happy client and an animal’s life saved at the end of the day.”
By Nick Childress