Jeremy Polk is a veterinarian. Simple phrase, but one that would have astounded many people ten years ago.
That's when Polk, from a turbulent upbringing and the foster care system, took part in a veterinary medicine training program offered through the Lane County Department of Youth Services. He stuck with it, finally getting his certification as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
It all started ten years ago at the Eugene Animal Hospital, but the program that encouraged his interest no longer exists.
We hear the story from Jeremy, and from his mentor at the hospital, Dr. Jodi Wiktorowski.