Dr Dayna WiedenkellerDr. Dayna Wiedenkeller

Locust Valley, New York


Veterinarian

When Dayna Wiedenkeller was growing up in Locust Valley, the nearby Grenville Baker Boys Club didn’t allow girls. That didn’t stop Dayna, who put on a boy’s cap and snuck in to play ping-pong, shoot pool and have fun. Today, Dr. Wiedenkeller is a nationally acclaimed veterinarian and president of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association – and she doesn’t regret violating Club policy one bit. “It felt right to break the rules, because what I received in the end made it worth it,” she says. “It was a saving grace for me.”