Mario Barenas


I am studying Animal Science with a concentration in Pre-Veterinary medicine. I have been part of the Wildlife Disease Ecology Laboratory since my sophomore year. Being part of this team has sparked my interest in working with wildlife in both a research and clinical setting. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with chronic wasting disease research and parentage tests by processing tissue samples and working with PCR testing.

Career Goals After finishing my baccalaureate’s I plan to apply to veterinary school and obtain my DVM, specializing in either wildlife or exotic/small animals.