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Did you have support from other people?

On your journey to becoming a veterinarian was there people to support you?

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Artur’s Answer

Yes.
Family and some good friends always made me keep my chin up and moving forward
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Ralph’s Answer

Joshua great to hear from you.

Yes direct family.
Myself.
Started when I was 14 working for a local veterinarian cleaning cages
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Michael’s Answer

Thanks, Joshua. In answering your question, I am reminded that despite all the hard work and perhaps even talent that one brings to a job like veterinarian, I didn't get here all by myself. My father, who adopted me, ended up being a primary influence because he was a veterinarian. His approach to treating and caring for animals gave me a template that I have gotten back to time and time again, though I ended up doing something very different from what he did. The vet school I attended had many great teachers, one of which had a long tenure at the school and he taught in a field that was fairly difficult to grasp (neurology); he was not one of my favorites (I guess I wasn't one of his!), but when I have spoken to veterinarians from other graduating classes, his name always comes up. His teaching was robust in so far that the knowledge he imparted, because fundamental, has proven to be so solid that when I have encountered related questions over the years, but in a totally different context, I can understand what is being said. I guess what I am trying to say is that his understanding of the anatomy, but also the clinical aspects of what he was teaching, as well as his understanding of pathology were so good that they extended beyond academics well into my professional life. Last, but not least, there is one colleague when I was working at a foreign veterinary drug agency, whose life advice I often think about. He was ten years older than I. We worked side-by-side on separate subjects and hence when we spent time together outside of the job while on an assignment that took us to the European Medicines Agency, we ended up sharing our interests like cinema and art. My thirst for knowledge beyond what my career offered at the time was addressed by this man, whose thoughtfulness and life experiences I admired. Honorable mention goes to a colleague and friend of mine who graduated as a veterinarian, practiced as one, and recently reconverted to becoming a psychologist. Without her, I might have never made it through veterinary school.
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