Essay on I Am My Love For Animals

753 Words Sep 13th, 2016 4 Pages
Feeling a mix of anxiety and excitement, my hands trembled as I placed a green “X” on my dog’s left hip. Months of planning had prepared me for this day. Each step of the surgery played on a constant reel in my head. I spent just enough time researching and reading to be a difficult client, yet I couldn 't shake the chronic curiosity. The long recovery following Lucky’s total hip replacement forced me to acknowledge what I already knew: my love for animals was only trumped by my deep-seated fascination with medicine.

A previous career as a marketing executive allowed me to master the art of communication. Whether with a co-worker, client, or on a billboard, the ability to verbalize thoughts while actively listening was fundamental to my growth. I believe creativity thrives when an array of personalities and experience join forces to collaborate. Like medicine, in marketing, there is no one-size-fits-all. It is this creative challenge that I love. However, at 27, I was unhappy in my career and felt as though I was selling myself short. A growing desire to explore a career in veterinary medicine consumed my thoughts.

In an attempt to feed my passion to contribute to a better quality of life for animals, I accepted a position on the board of a local rescue. Realizing that substandard animal care was generally not due to lack of compassion, but lack of education and finances, I worked closely with local veterinarians to find balance between what is medically possible and…

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