Natalie Littich has demonstrated a strong work ethic and grown as a leader during her time in the veterinary assistant program at SSD’s South Technical High School.
Natalie experiences misophonia, a condition that can make it difficult for her to concentrate in noisy areas. That has not stopped her from thriving while working with animals in a sometimes hectic environment, according to Donna Hobbs, veterinary assistant instructor at South Tech.
“There are very few students who have achieved the level of respect that Natalie has earned from her teachers and peers,” Hobbs said.
At South Tech, Natalie is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, SkillsUSA and the National FFA Organization. She also attends Parkway West High School, where she has excelled in sports including racquetball and lacrosse, participates in leadership activities and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Outside of the classroom, her volunteer activities include work with Saving Grace Animal Rescue Group, Special Olympics and Safety Town Summer Camp, a program in which local police teach young children about safe behavior and healthy living.
Natalie is currently interning at Bentley Animal Hospital to prepare for her future career in the veterinary field.