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A Nutrition Science Leviathan
Wallach realized that he had sacrificed his primary goal of veterinary school because he had taken advantage of all of the social and work opportunities his school had to offer. Refusing to accept that veterinary school was beyond his reach, Wallach united with an academically accomplished roommate to refocus his energies to achieve that single objective of admission to veterinary school. He remained on the school wrestling team but gave up a social life and all other collegiate activities, using that time to attend to his studies.
He so invested himself in academic work that soon he achieved top marks in all of his classes. In a bold move, Wallach applied for veterinary school half way through his second year of undergraduate school. That move was bold indeed for a student who had lackluster grades his first semester. Ordinarily students were accepted on excellent grades into veterinary school after their third year. By applying early and with a first semester grade average that was average, Wallach risked rejection, but he thought it worth the try. In an unusual move, apparently impressed by his extraordinary turn to excellent grades, the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine admitted Wallach.
With admission to veterinary school in hand, Wallach could have abandoned his undergraduate curriculum and proceeded directly to veterinary courses. That was the preferred and common way. But Wallach was not a quitter, so he resolved to complete his undergraduate course work while simultaneously taking the full veterinary school course load. He masterfully achieved both objectives, again by following his well-tested method of laser like focus on academics and unrelenting drive, unalterably pursuing his goal regardless of the cost in time and effort. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture in 1962 with a major in animal husbandry and, two years later, his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.