Marketing Manager
Nicholas M. Vaughan
Employer: Nestle

Position description:
I represent the Research and Development department of Nestle Purina. In my position I utilize my background knowledge as a veterinarian as well as my business skill set to work with various entities. I also serve as a supervisor for Nestle student representatives at different vet programs within institutions across the country. Although I remain an active practitioner in vet complexes, this role allows me to serve in many capacities. I am thrilled to still practice veterinary medicine and work with patients - there is nothing like the connection you have with animals and their owners.

Photo: Nicholas M. Vaughan
How They Got There
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Undergrad degree:  Biomedical Engineering

Favorite class in college:  Global Management

Graduate degree:  MBA (University of Texas at Austin) and DVM (Louisiana State University)

College to career:  Engineering and medicine made sure I would have an opportunity to innovate, but at the same time I could not ignore my natural talent that was being shaped- the ability to communicate to large groups.

Career influences:  I have always been interested in animal welfare and other ideals that elevate our civility. In the future I am interested in opening a vet complex in Austin.

The Ups and Downs
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My current job provides flexibility in both work hours and environment. However, I do travel on a frequent basis to improve and sustain relationships with clients. Through job experience and a diverse educational background, I was able to obtain a job that has a nice expense account and very little worries.

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