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.