Naomi Sakaguchi
Tigard, OR
Animal Science, Pre-Vet Option


My name is Naomi and I’m a fourth-year student studying Animal Science with a Pre-Vet option. I grew up with horses and other house pets and never seriously doubted what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, to become a veterinarian.

I knew I wanted to be part of the Honors College as soon as I visited the campus for the first time. I enjoyed the Honors College community atmosphere and felt a connection to the school despite the large campus and numerous students. After graduation, I hope to attend veterinary school and eventually pursue a career in small animal-based medicine.

With the help of various Honors College friends, teachers and advisors, I developed both my academic and social paths towards my future and my career. Through the Honors College, the Pre-Vet Scholars program has allowed me to meet other Honors, Pre-Vet students who are just as driven and inspired as I am. I will always be grateful for the memories I’ve made in the Honors College.