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Why I wanted to become a vet

Posted July 17, 2019

As a child, when someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up my answer always had something to do with animals (except for my earliest and most coveted dream of becoming a ballerina). Some standout dreams were to be a farmer, a wildlife photographer, or a to run a dog rescue/humane society. I eventually started going to an after-school program at the Kitchener-Waterloo humane society called “Junior Vets”.  That name somehow stuck with me and directed me towards my goal of becoming a veterinarian.

It was this program that also introduced me to horses as one of our field trips was to a riding stable. I convinced my parents to...

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