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What does TwoPointOne signify?
A small percentage...
This is the current percentage of African-American veterinarians in the United States.
TwoPointOne desires to bring an increase to this small percentage by providing an online platform filled with educational, financial, and mental health resources to assist, uplift, and empower black students who aspire to one day pursue the field of veterinary medicine. This is one of few platforms that targets black perspective and current students of veterinary medicine. Here you will find informative material to guide your journey to D.V.M.
Meet the founder
Antonia M. Nickleberry, MBA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Student
Year 2, Term 4
St. George's University
Antonia Nickleberry is a Texarkana, Texas native who graduated from Liberty-Eylau High School in 2012. She then graduated from Texas A&M University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences. In 2019, she completed her Master of Business Administration from Concordia University-Texas. She began her D.V.M. education at St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2020.
Antonia is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Student American Veterinary Medical Association, a facilitator for St. George's University's Professionalism Attributes Workshop (PAWS), & the current President of St. George’s University’s Veterinarians of One Inclusive Community for Empowerment (V.O.I.C.E.).
As a first generation college student, Antonia faced many obstacles in her collegiate career. Being in a field with a minimal amount of blacks, she felt the lack of support from within the profession which led her to create TwoPointOne to assist perspective and current black students of veterinary medicine. Her vision for TwoPointOne is to provide guidance via resources during the inevitable struggles that the majority of black students will face on their journey to D.V.M.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."