Graduating senior Maia Farber overcame cancer to become a veterinarian
May 3, 2023
From the time she was a little girl, Maia Farber knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She started working her way up the ladder, starting as a kennel attendant and moving up to doctor assistant and tech assistant. It's what led her to Iowa State from her home in Los Angeles. During a routine physical, though, Farber was diagnosed with papillary carcinoma, which resulted in having to have her thyroid removed. She never let that stop her, however, and soon she'll be getting her degree and accomplishing her dream of being a veterinarian.