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My Love for Animals: Why I want to be a Veterinarian

Samantha | future veterinarian

I have always loved animals. My desire to help them has led to a possible career path: becoming a veterinarian. Veterinarians all have one thing in common, they like animals. When I was little, I just loved to go inside a pet store and look at all the amazing animals. The one animal I wanted to look at the most was the dogs. Even today, I have stuffed animal dogs, dog t-shirts, and pretty much anything that has a dog on it. I enjoy reading dog books at my local library. I learn about their anatomy, how to care and train them, and the different breeds. My other favorite animals are horses, cats, rabbits, and frogs. I have begun taking horseback riding lessons to learn more about horses and how to care for them. I know that to become a vet, I will need to study hard and go to a university such as Texas A&M to earn my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. I will then need to pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam in order to practice as a Veterinarian. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says that this job has fast job growth by 2020. I was excited to learn that there should be many opportunities for me with this career path. I've learned about this career through the books that I have read and by searching the internet. I know that I should become a veterinarian when I grow up because it's the perfect job for me.

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