Tierra D. Price

Updated: Feb 5, 2018

And the "D" stands for DVM

Hi! I'm Tierra Price, a veterinary student, Louisville, KY native and dancer. Over the past few months, I've realized that I have a variety of interests (and opinions on topics) that don't currently intersect in my everyday life. Because what can dancers do with animals? and how does that relate to diversity in veterinary medicine? and how does that relate to financial freedom? and the list goes on... So I've decided to create this website/blog to express my ideas, hopefully attract some like-minded people and ultimately take over the world (maybe that's a little too ambitious, but do something COOL, ya know?)

So the question everyone always has is.. "How did you get into veterinary medicine?" and the answer is..I really don't know. As a first grader, I decided to dress up as a veterinarian on career day and that dream has since become a reality. Maybe my six year old self would tell you that I wanted to be a veterinarian because I really, really wanted a hamster and my mom wouldn't get me one, but really who knows? All I know is, now I'm in vet school and I love every second of it.

Vet school is only half of how I identify myself because the other half of me is a passionate performer who yearns to be on stage every second of every day. I started dancing when I was about six years old. Any style of dance that I could get my hands on, I loved. I danced for my middle school, high school and college dance teams. It wasn't until May of 2016 when I retired my sparkly UCONN, one-shoulder for a lab coat that I realized how much of my identity was connected to dance.

Over these last several years of college and professional school I have developed passions that focus on filling in the gaps of equity and justice among people and specifically in my areas of interest (which are arguably two of the most homogenous occupations, I digress).

So that's a crash course in who this Tierra D. Price girl is, but stay tuned for more on veterinary medicine, adjusting to professional school life, dance and all of my other interests!

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A recent graduate of Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and currently a Community Medicine veterinarian in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Price believes in showing up as her entire self in every aspect of life. She hopes to inspire others with her drive, authenticity, and confidence to boldly take on challenges in veterinary medicine. 


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