She will be a senior at South Dakota State University majoring in animal science and pre-vet.
Schlaikjer is the daughter of Alan and Sheba Schlaikjer, formerly of Winner. Grandparents are Patsy Schlaikjer of Winner and the late Art Schlaikjer and Bonnie Robinson and Kence Robinson, both of Winner.
Schlaikjer said she has been shadowing the veterinarians at the Winner clinic. She has had a chance to work in the clinic and also make farm visits.
“I have really enjoyed it and it has been a great experience,” she said.
Friday, June 26, was her last day of work at the clinic for the summer.
Schlaikjer says she is in the process of applying for veterinary school. Her goal is to be a large animal veterinarian.
The 2012 graduate of Dell Rapids High School grew up with horses which sparked her interest in veterinary medicine.