For her Rogers Scholars community service project, she worked with veterinarian Dr. Tim VanDerPloeg and volunteers/staff at Pulaski County Humane Society at two low-cost spay and neuter clinics.
Burton, a junior at Russell County High School, helped monitor the animals throughout the procedure and assisted with after-care post op.
“Having the ability to participate in this project has been very important to me, as well as an excellent learning experience,” she said. “Not only has it given me insight on pursuing a career as a veterinarian, it helps me give back to all the communities, not just my community.”
Audrey is the daughter of Ashley Burton and Zachary Burton of Russell Springs.