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The Evolution of Passion

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As a child I’ve always liked creatures, but who hasn’t? My childhood has largely impacted my present and will impact my forthcoming also. However it’s the same for each person, right? Biology majors are no different from the next major. I have goals, just as a mass media major does, although we are on two completely different paths of life.
Most people have had a pet, whether it be a fish, cat, or dog. Some of us grew greatly attached as we began to call these furry beings not only our friends, but our family. My interest generally started with the usual, “Mama, can I have a dog?” Sure enough she had a coworker giving away puppies. She was a Cocker Spaniel that we decided to name Krystal. We practically grew up together and at the time it never occurred to me that animals have an inferior life expectancy because they age faster than humans. This is something I had only learned in middle school, far after her death.
Krystal’s death was so unexpected. I was a child, I had hope. I would have never imagined her life was almost at its end. My family and I left for Wild Adventures for the weekend, only to come back to a corpse of love. There was every indication that we had taken her to a veterinarian and went through appropriate procedures so that she could become well again, but our love and care were not enough to keep her with us. I stood in my brother’s room, watching my parents in the back yard from the window. From that moment on I told myself, “I want to be a veterinarian. I want to be a veterinarian because I want to help animals.”
In the following years I watched more Animal Planet, which only fueled my passion more. Especially shows such as Animal Cops. Seeing the way the animals had been maltreated touched my heart so muc...

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...ecided I wanted to start up my own private clinic. I don’t want to work for someone else for the rest of my life, I want people to work for me. I have plenty of research left to do, but I have my starting point. Some people really like to take life day by day, but I prefer to map it out. Knowing what I want to do ahead of time allows me to create back-up plans if needed.

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