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Validus is Pleased to Welcome Our 2015 Summer Intern!

Validus is once again pleased to welcome a summer intern to our team!  This year, Kimberly Martens was selected to spend the summer learning about Validus’ work in the agricultural sector.  She has just completed her junior year at Iowa State University majoring in Animal Science and minoring in Dairy Science.

Kimberly was raised in the small eastern Iowa town of Camanche.  Living outside of town allowed to her have many animals growing up including dogs, cats, horses and a bunny.  Although not currently involved in livestock production, her family has also raised swine, cattle and chickens.  Kimberly still enjoys heading home and trail riding whenever her schedule allows.  This agricultural background is what led her to become interested in animal welfare, animal nutrition, and animal health.

We are very excited to have Kimberly in the Urbandale office this summer and look forward to helping her expand her knowledge and interest in animal welfare!