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December 29, 2011 at 11:56 AMComments: 2 Faves: 0

Inspiration To Be A Veterinarian

By Amanda More Blogs by This Author

It all began 12 years ago. I was 6 years old riding a bike around the park in my gated community with friends when I saw an all white male husky. Just seeing the look of the poorly treated animal made my heart melt. That day I brought it home with me.

Once I arrived to my house with the dog by my side I provided it with food, water, and a bed to sleep on in the garage. Around 6 p.m. that night my father came home from work and noticed that I had brought a friend home with me. He was very cool with the fact that I brought a dog home and he allowed me to keep him until we found it a good home. The next day my father took the day off of work and decided to take the dog to the veterinary hospital to see what we could do to help save the animal's life. After running the dog through several tests the doctors discovered ticks and fleas all over it's poor body. The doctors told us that it was very important that they kept the dog overnight so they could see how many fleas and ticks the dog had and how long it would take to remove every one of them. Due to the lack of responsibility from the original owners the dog suffered with parasites and was required to receive shots. Although the costs for these things were enormous it was all worth it.

Later, we came back to the veterinary office to pick the dog up and we took him to a local PetCo to get him groomed. When he was walked out of the grooming room I had never seen a dog so beautiful in my life. His nails were cut to a short but percise length, his teeth were brushed, and his fur never looked more gorgeous and soft. At the end of the day I never felt so good for taking care of an animal.

A few weeks later my father and I gave the dog away to a good family. Even though over the time we shared with him and grew attached we knew that giving him away was what was best. The day I rescued that dog was the day I discovered my destiny and knew that saving animals was the path I wanted to take in life. There's not a day that goes by where I do not think of that dog and how not only did I save his life but he made a great impact on mine.

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  • Thank you very much. I am glad to know that my blog inspired you.

  • Amanda, what a wonderful story! Your compassion for animals certainly showed itself at an early seems you are truly meant to be a vet :) How wonderful that you have such a supportive father, too - I don't think everybody would take the day off to take care of the dog like he did. Thanks so much for sharing this story with us!

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