Since the Vet-Medlink conference in December 2014 we were advised to ask as many young students as possible, why they wanted to become vets. This fascinated me because we all said similar things but after a while of asking we began altering our statements. If you think you’re the only one who at the age of five was “playing vet” and since then knew it was your calling, you aren’t the only one. Besides the common similarities between our statements, we all learnt to adjust our answers to become more unique. Which is what it’s all about when you think about it. Becoming a veterinary medicine student is about making your application stand out amongst the rest. Once your grades are down on paper it’s the interview that give you “the edge”.
For anyone interested, here’s why I want to be a vet.
From a young age I have adored spending time with animals, it’s in my nature to be curious and this is where I found an interest in medicine. I aspire to make a difference, in any way I can. I cannot imagine being employed in a role that firstly does not interest me and secondly does not revolve around helping others. The diversity of the field is so engaging its almost mesmorising, a small animal practice works both for small pets but also equine and farm animals out of the surgery, this balance of work both indoor and outdoor would serve as the perfect working environment, as I the variety of work would enlighten my day 100%. There by, helping me emotionally tackle upsetting cases and possibly distressed clients. For me, veterinary medicine is where my passion lies, and since starting secondary school it has always been the aim of all of my academic work. Through all the pressure, exams and of course the revision, my ambitions have always kept me going and one day I might be a student at veterinary school achieving my dream.
Thank you for reading my first blog post and now I pose the question to you, why do you want to be a vet?