St. Mary's Catholic School

Educating the whole child spiritually, intellectually and physically.


Dr. Troy Thompson
Owner - Tri-State Veterinary Clinic
1607 Logan Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001

I attended St. Mary’s grade school from fifth through eighth grade. I attended Seton Catholic High School and obtained a diploma in 1989.

I went to Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. While at Cornell, I was a Cornell National Scholar and a Cornell Tradition Fellow. I played football at Cornell, was a two year varsity letterman, All-Ivy League First Team Offensive Center, and represented the Ivy League in the Epson/Ivy Bowl All-Star Game in Tokyo, Japan.

After graduating from Cornell I attended Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. I obtained my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1997. I purchased Tri-State Veterinary Clinic in 1999.

I have served as president on the board of directors for Team Braves Wrestling Club.

I have served on the board of directors of the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

I have served for several years on the school board of St. Mary’s School as well as the president of that board.

I am a member of the Parish Council for St. Mary’s Cathedral.

St. Mary’s/Seton Catholic Schools played a valuable role in preparing me for education and life. At Seton I had the opportunity to take several advanced math classes. When I arrived at Cornell University I tested out of math requirements and received credits for those classes I had complete in high school. Academically speaking, I was as well prepared for an Ivy League education as any other student there. The high academic standards at Seton (and currently at St. Mary’s) are second to none.

The religious environment at St. Mary’s and Seton also had a tremendous impact on my life. Being so far away from home after high school was a difficult challenge. One familiar thing I found, whether in New York or Washington State, was church. The prayers were the same, the mass was the same, and the people were the same. I took comfort in the familiarity of the church and felt at home with my fellow Catholics. I do believe that without my religion and my faith, I would not have been able to make it through the difficult times in my life. I owe that faith and religion in large part to my parents but also to St. Mary’s and Seton Catholic Schools.