Kimberly Duprey

Kimberly Duprey

Herd Health Manager


Alpaca Farm


Perseverance, passion, and dedication will get you everywhere you want to be.

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
My first job was a cashier job at a local craft store. This taught me good people skills.
My second job was an Utility pole preservationist. This job taught me grit and determination. It was a very physical job out in the elements.
My third job was a housekeeping manager for a resort hotel cleaning business. This job had me traveling all over the US to set up housekeeping for time share resorts. I had to adapt to each new area.
My fourth job was milking 165 dairy cows, by myself, two times a day. This job awoke my true path!
My fifth job is the one I am currently at. This job is my life and my passion. It has inspired me to further my education so I can build a future with my experience her. It has been my job for 14 year

Education

High School
People's Academy
Certification/License
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
Penn Foster/ Veterinary Technician

Career

Herd Health Manager

I Manange 250+/- Alpacas

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Medicine
Science
Working with Others

Day to Day

I arrive at the barn and administer any medications that need to be given. I then move to different daily tasks such as, medical data entries, ultrasounds, training for shows, trimming teeth. giving hair cuts, assisting with embryo transfers and vitrification, collecting fecal samples, administering emergency medications and placing IV catheters, rotating animals to groups based on nutritional needs, and many other daily tasks. Not a single day is a repeat of the day before! No monotony here!!!

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Most of my skills learned at this job have been technical and specific to the animals I care for. I previously milked cows and feed calves for 4 years. I grew up showing and breeding horses. I have always owned a dog. My passion for animals has led me in my current path. I am definitely more apt to pick up a better understanding of a skill If I am actually able to do it. I am a hands on learner for sure. My dad was a huge motivator in my life and he taught me patience and perseverance for sure!

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Volunteer at local barns. Dairy, horse, sheep, goats, and alpacas. Get your foot in the door and awaken your passion.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

certification
Certification/License
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"Farm work is very physical and you will regret the toll it will take on your body when you are older."