My Passion For Animals Essay

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Nearly 15 years ago, I was in the first grade being asked to draw the person I imagined myself to be when I grew up. My picture portrayed me and several different types of animals at a veterinary clinic with the explanation stating, “When I grow up, I want to be a vet because I want to help animals.”
I grew up an only-child and was devoted to all types of animals as if they were part of my family. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a vet. As a child, I would pretend to do surgery by stitching together holes in my stuffed animals. Becoming a vet has been my lifelong goal and the focus of my education. I’ve cared for domestic and non-domestic cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, mice, mallard ducks, hermit crabs, turtles, frogs, fish and Madagascar hissing-cockroaches. My pets inspired my passion for animals. I am amazed by their unique forms of communication, instinctive behaviors, and the trust given to humans who care for them. My pets have provided me with many learning experiences which have included: rabbits with abscessed teeth, an impaction, respiratory disease(s), a duck with a broken wing, and cats with heart disease and cancer.
In an effort to be close to animals, I sought employment at a local Chuck and Don’s food supply. I thoroughly enjoy interacting with, and educating customers about their animals. I
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I also look forward to making a difference in the pet’s life like they make in ours as human companions. I desire to strengthen the bond between owner and pet while educating the owner(s) on how to keep their pets happy and healthy by working together. I recently found that now 15 year old childhood picture of me with a clinic full of animals. I am ready to further my education allowing me turn my dreams into a reality with real patients, rather than stuffed animals as

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