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A Nutrition Science Leviathan
When Wallach graduated from high school, he considered a military career. Neither he nor his parents had the means to send him to college. Despite the lack of resources, Wallach’s parents expected him not to enlist in the military, as was a common practice at that time, but to go to the University of Missouri. They wanted their son to become an accomplished American citizen. Joel Wallach would be the first in his family to go to college. Few high school age kids at that time acquired an education much beyond high school, but Wallach knew that to become a vet and to achieve his goals he would have to do so.
The notion that his parents would pay for his college was out of the question. They did not have the means. The notion of going out of state for a college education was likewise unaffordable. Consequently, Wallach would have to work multiple jobs at the University of Missouri in order to pay the tuition. He was not dissuaded by the notion of hard work. He would do whatever it took to reach his goal.
He was admitted to the University of Missouri in 1958 at the age of 18, majoring in animal husbandry and nutrition and minoring in field crops and soils. The courses he took were well suited for veterinary school. Wallach worked several odd jobs to support his way, causing him to replace time for sleep with study, sports and dating. He thought he could manage it all, but even the tireless must get enough sleep to handle a full course load. Wallach’s first semester grades were mediocre and his counselor at school recommended that he forget about going to veterinary school. Then as now admission to veterinary school depends on academic excellence, particularly in the sciences. But Wallach was not a quitter. He would not abandon his dream. He would alter his lifestyle and resolve to do better.