Why Did You Become a Vet?

QUESTION:

Hi I was wondering why did you become a vet. My sister really wants to become a vet.

 

ANSWER:

I have always liked animals. I watched nature documentaries, read books, and conducted my own animal behavior experiments in my backyard. I continued to have an affinity toward animals even when I did not have any pets. (Note: I eventually got a fish tank with a turtle my senior year in high school). In college, I majored in Agriculture concentrating on Animal Science. While a student, I decided to go to graduate school and earn a doctorate. I didn't really consider going to vet school until my sophomore/junior year when my upperclassmen friends started talking about vet school and their applications. I started to picture myself as a veterinarian...so I decided to go for it. The rest is history.

 

- Dr. G