Learning About Animal And People Minds Essay

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Learning about Animal and People Minds
Ever since I can remember I have been interested in and fascinated by animals. It is possible that my love for animals came from watching Disney movies such as The Lion King and One Hundred and One Dalmatians. My curiosity increased when I read Temple Grandin’s book Animals in Translation. Grandin discusses how animals think and communicate by using examples such as what melanin does in the brain (78). I have also grown up with animals throughout my life and believe I have the ability to communicate with them beyond the abilities of others. When I visited family and friends, if their dogs were nervous they would immediately calm down when they met me. Around early elementary school I realized that I had a passion for working with animals although I didn’t know what career I wanted to pursue. When I was in in 4th grade, I thought about becoming a veterinarian. As I continued through school I realized that I was not quite cut out for it, especially with difficult decisions to be made such as animal euthanasia. In high school I enjoyed science classes more than any other subject. One of my favorite classes was a college level Anatomy class which included a cat dissection lab. I enjoyed learning about the different parts of cat anatomy and how they compared to human bodies. Knowing I wanted to follow a science path within higher education, I enrolled at the University of Nevada, Reno with the intent to take Biology courses along…

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