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Jon Samet
Current FLC student majoring in Science/Pre-Veterinary

"The professors get the whole class involved in the discussions and make the material fun and easy to understand."

Jon Samet

When did you start taking classes with Folsom Lake College?

I started in the spring semester of 2009 - I had just moved out here from New Jersey in the summer of 2008. I made the decision to move out here to be closer to family as well as to attend Folsom Lake College to facilitate my educational goals.

What is your major?

Veterinary Medicine… Ever since I was young I wanted to be a veterinarian. Several years ago my dog hurt his back and became partially paralyzed, that’s when I knew I wanted to specialize in neurosurgery, so that I could help dog owners who have paralyzed pets.

Why did you choose FLC?

I chose FLC primarily because of its close proximity to where I live… I have a 10 minute bike ride. The campus is basically brand new and has all the technology to keep my skills current. The guaranteed transfer admission to Davis is a plus as well.

What do you like most about FLC?

I like the fact that many of the professors here have a sense of humor. They get the whole class involved in the discussions and make the material fun and easy to understand. Erica Tyler (Intro. to Archaeology and World Pre-history) makes multiple references to “Indiana Jones”. I also find the assistance I get from the Disabled Students Programs & Services office very useful; for example, all of the extra time I get on math tests is a lifesaver.

What are you particularly proud of that you accomplished with FLC?

First and foremost, I am proud that I have returned to college in order to finish my degree. Working in the outreach department has given me valuable leadership experience that I will be able to make good use of throughout my career. My participation in the creation of Folsom Lake’s Student Ambassador Program is something I am very proud of.

What would you like to do after you leave FLC?

First I will finish up my pre-veterinary coursework at UC Davis. I will follow up by applying to UC Davis’s veterinary medicine college. Following graduation and licensure, I would like to return to work at the UC Davis veterinary hospital.

What are you doing now?

Presently, I am completing lower division coursework to further my academic goal of transferring to UC Davis. I am also studying canine anatomy in my free time which will give me a head start with my upper division coursework at UCD.

Jon Samet
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