The career that I have in mind was becoming a veterinarian since I was in middle school. Once I started high school I was doing much more research than before. Luckily this career was my interest and type in any way possible. I’m most definitely interested in this career. Although there are many more choices I can choose, I still would like to go to more detail with becoming a vet.
People may not know what are veterinarians but they treat animal health problems. They work to prevent, control, and cure animal diseases. Veterinarians examine animals and ask the animal owners questions. They also give animals shots to prevent them against any type of diseases. Veterinarians talk to the owners that own the animal about the care and feeding of their animal and they keep detailed record about the animals and their treatments.
I’ve always had an interest in taking care of animal in any type of way. Even when I was small I use to find a way to help animals. Still in this point if I see a hurt animal I will try and make it feel better. The idea of just helping animals out make my lifestyle feel important. The thought of just imagining an animal trying to say thank you because I would save his/her life just make me feel connected and grateful.
I love the idea of being a Veterinarian. I see this career as being helpful and appreciated. I know that if I become a Veterinarian I should know my responsibilities. Veterinarians also perform lab test and exams of sick animals which I need to be careful. They explain test results and review treatment options with animal owners. Although if there is more than one options available, veterinarians help owners decide which option to choose. Veterinarians often prescribe medicines for animals that are ill which they stay in contact with the owners to monitor the condition of the animal and make changes in the treatment.
There are so many types of medications for sick animals such as steroids, pain relievers, doxycycline, and antiparasitic, these medications are the most common uses in America. Steroids are given to pets for inflammation and relief pain. Pain relievers help reduce swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Doxycycline is used to treat many different bacterial infections including leptospirosis, toxoplasmosis, mycoplasma, psittacosis, and tick-borne disease. Antiparasitic help with hookworm. The prescription for that is oral medication.
For a veterinarian you should definitely have skills and abilities. One skill I should learn is to work with people including, looking for ways to help people, be aware of others’ reactions and understand the possible causes, teach others how to do something, and use several methods to learn or teach new things. Another skill is to use math and science such as using scientific methods to solve problems. One ability is communicating including, speaking clearly so listeners can understand, understand spoken information, understand written information, and read and understand work-related materials.
Another ability is to identify reasons and problems, notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, combine several pieces of information and draw conclusions, use reasoning to discover answers to problems, analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weakness, recognize the nature of a problem, judge the costs and benefits of a possible action, understand new information or materials by studying and working with them, follow guidelines to arrange objects or actions in a certain order, concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task, develop rules that group items in various ways, think of new ideas about a topic, think of original, unusual, or creative ways to solve problem.
Becoming a veterinarian, I need to have a very strong background in math and science. Helpful electives to take in high school that well prepare anyone for these occupations are animal science, computer application, food and nutrition, anatomy and physiology, safety and first aid. Some other classes I can take are advanced courses in high school includes Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses if they are available. A veterinarian should know medicine and dentistry, biology, customer and personal service, English language, mathematics, administration and management, chemistry, and sales and marketing.
Medicine and Dentistry is used for injuries and illnesses and plans for treatment. Biology is used for cells, plants, and animals and how they function. Customer and Personal service is used to provide special services to customers based on their needs. English language is used for proper English. Mathematics is used for rules and uses of numbers. Administration and Management is used for how to run a business or group. Chemistry is used for properties of substances and the changes that occur when they interact. Sales and Marketing is used for the methods for selling products and services.
The reason I want to become a veterinarian is because when I was around six or seven I use to live in a farm. In that farm there was a lot of animal such as pig, horses, dogs, cats, sheep’s, chickens, rosters, and etc. One day I went outside and found my dog where we would put the horses and he was laying there with his broken hand. I wanted to tell my dad but when I went to check where he was at my mom said he went somewhere, so I went back with some bandages and tape and wrapped it around his hand then took him inside. The next few days I helped him out and every night I wrapped the bandage around his hand. Later on, I was so proud because he was better and that’s one reason I love animals.
I have learned quite a bit about my career of choice in becoming a veterinarian. I’m even more impressed with my research I’ve done. At the same time, I’m a bit overwhelmed, if I decide to definitely pursue this career, I have many, many years of school ahead of me. I feel like I would provide excellent opportunity and will be helpful on the road to achieving my goals.