Friends, if you don't know me, my name is Bailey DeGroat. I'm a fourth year veterinary at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I started making jewelry in 2019 to raise money and attend the American Pre-Veterinary Medicine Association (APVMA) Symposium. Fast Forward five years, and I have curated The Turquoise Vet to share my passion for southwestern style jewelry and veterinary medicine.

It's been made evident I'm not a typical 8 AM to 5 PM small business owner. Completing rigorous course work successfully and operating The Turquoise Vet can be challenging from time to time. However, I wouldn't have it any other way as it's given me ample opportunities to obtain my primary career goals.

Once achieving my DVM, I plan to directly serve as a food animal practitioner with aspirations to specialize in bovine medicine, with special interests in population medicine and pathology. Furthermore, I hope to offer educational strategies to improve food animal producers foundation of rural sustainability, including knowledge of herd health, food nutrition, forage management, reproductive management. However, if there is anything I’ve learned so far in this life is that God has a much greater plan than what we can ever imagine. So as long as I’m serving a community through quality veterinary care with the potential of teaching veterinary medicine and spreading the gospel/glorifying God, I will be happy. 

While I cannot make these specific contributions until I complete my DVM, I work directly with students and veterinarians to motivate, inspire, and build the future of veterinary medicine. Additionally, I utilize my social media platform to speak on my journey within veterinary medicine, offer techniques to defeat imposter syndrome, and overcome mental health challenges. 

If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding my products, an order,  veterinary school advice, VMCAS applications, or speaking opportunities please do not hesitate to email Thank you for believing my visions, trusting my abilities, supporting my small business, and being apart of The Turquoise Vet. A 'thank you' doesn't truly express how much gratitude I have for each and every one of you.

May 06, 2021 — Bailey DeGroat