Megann Sullivan '23, '25
Megann Sullivan is currently pursuing her associate degree in veterinary technology and plans to move to the four-year biomedical sciences: medical and veterinary sciences major following graduation. She will earn her a bachelor’s degree in just two additional years.
Aside from being a dedicated student, Megann is also an accomplished dog trainer, who has trained our lovable four-legged friends for TV, movies and Broadway. As a part of her job, she’s worked with Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams and Billy Crudup. Her work can be seen in The Greatest Showman, Ben is Back, Paterson, and Annie, to name a few.
COLSA: Why did you choose UNH?
Megann Sullivan: I was looking for a school that offered a program in veterinary nursing when I found UNH. When I first came to the school I was immediately taken by how much they had to offer. From the cow farms to the horse barn to the on-campus vet clinic, it seemed like everything I could want. There were also many hands-on learning opportunities which sparked my interest. All that paired with its location and the professors really sealed the deal for me.
COLSA: What's your major and what makes it so interesting to you?
Megann: I am currently a veterinary technology student and will be doing the 'associates to bachelors' plan that UNH offers, so I will graduate in four years with both a bachelor's and an associate degree. I will complete my two years in this program and head right into my biomedical science major. I love that my degrees are versatile and can lead me down many career paths.
I love working with animals. My passion lies in wildlife conservation as well as emergency veterinary medicine. I grew up loving animals and it seemed only natural to pursue it into a career. I worked in veterinary clinics for over 8 years and love the excitement that comes with the job. I enjoy being able to problem solve, impact people and pets' lives and constantly learn.
COLSA: During your time at UNH, what are you most proud of?
Megann: I am proudest of my grades. I strive to have a high GPA and am successful in doing so. I used to previously not care much about school — it was boring to me. But as I started college, where I could finally begin to learn about things that mattered to me, my interest piqued. I began applying myself and seeing the results right away. Now I take immense pride in my accomplishments at school and have the grades and knowledge to show it.
COLSA: What are you planning to do after graduation?
Megann: I'd like to travel and work with animals and people in need. I'd love to work with endangered species and help on reintroduction and breeding projects. Big cats, such as leopards, lions, tigers and such have always been animals I'd like to study. I hope to do work with them after graduation. As well, I would love to potentially work on a master's degree after my bachelor's is done.
COLSA: How is UNH preparing you to achieve your goals?
Megann: I've never experienced having such great mentors that are constantly offering me help in getting to where I want to be. Along with the great support from my professors, having the
ability to learn in hands-on, real-life scenarios is amazing prep for the real world. I feel that when I step into my first job, I will be competent, skilled and ready due to all of the experience I've gained from UNH.
COLSA: What do you love most about UNH?
Megann: I love all the animals I am able to work with. I've worked with pigs, oxen, sheep, cats, dogs, horses and more while at school. Studying theory in class can only get you so far. If you only learn procedures and such in a classroom you will be left with a huge deficit in your knowledge. UNH providing us students with actual animals to learn with has been the best part of the school.