|Charlotte, a rescue puppy|
The number one thing I hear from almost every person I divulge my career goal to is "I could never do that" followed by a look of pity/accusation. Most every time they mean euthanasia, but sometimes it's seeing hurt animals. Here's the thing: I can do that. It can still be emotionally trying, but with every experience I learn to cultivate equanimity, and through these experiences I gain compassion and drive to better veterinary medicine as a whole. I feel sometimes as though I've developed a sort of motor, fueled by emotions. Many veterinarians I've worked with feel the same, and are some of the strongest, most compassionate people I've known. However I've worked with few vets that have actually tried to talk me out of vet school because they're unhappy.. The funny thing is, those vets are unhappy because they don't make enough money. So I had to spend some time thinking about if making bunches of money is something I want to do.
|Really old picture of me and Kagomei at work|
|At times, there are kittens in my pocket.|