Cayla spent 15 years as a competitive gymnast before moving to Kansas to further her education. She feels that the valuable life lessons she learned as a gymnast such as perseverance, responsibility, dedication, and commitment are beneficial to balancing her education and extracurricular activities.
She assists with a small animal clinic. Cayla is also involved with the Vet Voyagers Club, participating in extracurricular labs working hands-on with animals and veterinary medical equipment. She currently coaches recreational gymnastics and plans to volunteer as a side walker for an equine assisted therapy program this summer.
Battalion Chief King writes, “Cayla is highly motivated and never succumbed to the pressure of schoolwork and external extracurricular commitments while being home with her dad during his final days. There is no doubt in my mind that she will be a compassionate, successful veterinarian.”