After beginning my journey to become a veterinarian five and a half years ago in January 2008, I have finally achieved my goal — I am a veterinarian!!!
I was able to celebrate my accomplishment with friends and family — and even my veterinary mentor from the shelter that inspired me to change careers flew in for my graduation! It was a beautiful day and no words can express the sense of accomplishment that we felt as we walked across the stage to be hooded and introduced as ‘doctor’ for the first time.
Many of my classmates left within hours or days of graduation to begin their internships across the United States. Others are still looking for work or are taking some time off before beginning work. As for me, well, stay tuned as I’ll be letting you know what I’ve been up to soon!
Here I am with that very expensive piece of paper…