by Caroline Mitchell, Contributing Editor
This week, I interviewed my mom, Dr. Bonnie about becoming a vet.
My mom is a vet, so I asked her a few questions.
The topic was “ How can children get experience for becoming a vet when they are older?”
At first, she said that teenagers should start to show interest by getting as much as experience as they can with animals.
For example, starting a dog walking business, volunteering at a local shelter, and taking care of your pets at home.
When my mom was in high school, she volunteered at a vet clinic.
At the clinic, she walked the dogs, scooped the litter boxes, cleaned cages, and fed the animals.
She also volunteered at the shelter and eventually got enough hands on experience to be hired as a veterinary assistant in college.
I’m only twelve years old, so I am not sure what I want to be yet, but I am thinking about being a veterinarian.
When I was little, my sisters and I would raise money for shelter pets by setting up lemonade stands.
Writing this blog teaches me a lot about animals because of research and interviews with animal experts.
I am also making fliers for a dog walking business in my neighborhood!
I looked up the junior volunteering information for the Treasure Coast Humane Society.
The junior program is for kids aged twelve to fifteen.
Junior volunteers are required to have adult supervision to work with on each shift.
Volunteering with shelter pets is not just for kids.
I know a few adults that are dedicated volunteers in their free time and have other jobs during business hours.
You don’t have to work full time in the veterinary field to be involved with your local shelter and helping shelter pets!
I know that I will keep helping animals one way or another for the rest of my life.
About Caroline Mitchell
Caroline Mitchell is 12 years old. She has two sisters, Amelia and Julia. Caroline loves animals and writing about them! She has 3 rescue dogs, 1 bird, a lizard and a fish!
Caroline’s favorite sports are kitesurfing, standup paddle boarding, golf and volleyball. She loves to go to the beach, surf, swim, and play.
Caroline has self-published 13 books about many different things. She also enjoys writing poems for people’s birthday, or a holiday. Her favorite thing to write about is animals that are adventurous. Most of her stories are about all kinds of animals.
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