Veterinary

     When I first arrived "Lisa" The girl that I shadowed told me that
there was an emergency with one of the animals. It ended up that a one-year-old
beagle ate an entire thing of metabolite, and then slowly started to die. The
liver had shut down, and the heart rate was up to 300. Lisa told me that taking
a thing of metabolite was like taking 50 cups of coffee at once. The owners of
the beagle were there and bowling. The beagleís name was Murry. Murry's body
slowly was shutting down one thing after another. The owners made the decision
the dog was going to be put to sleep. We got the dog ready to be taken out. They
undid all the cords from the dog so they could take it to another room. I said
goodbye to the dog, and then they took it into the other room so that the owners
could be there when they put him to sleep. After that happened they then had to
put a sleep a little hedgehog that had cancer on its mouth. We then did two
regular checkups with one cat and with one dog. Those when great. After that we
had a dog come in and it ended up having an affection that might end up killing
it. I never heard the end result. The last thing that I did there was that a
black lab had been bitten by another dog, and that dog ripped a hole in the neck
of the black lab. The doctors had to perform surgery on the dog to close up the
holes in the neck. They first had to clean it out with qutips. And blood stated
to come out right then I was a little dizzy and I thought I was going to faint.

But thank god I didnít. I saw a cat get dental work on it. And a cat get a
bath and they had to blow dry it and brush the hair while it was a sleep. I
thought that the work place environment was very clean and very professional. On
my pictures on the poster it shows you that they even had a place for dogs to go
in and a separate place for cats to go in they also have different waiting rooms
for each of them. I could easily be able to work in a place that is that clean,
and so organized. I learned multiple things there from chemicals how much they
need how much they use math and science, to there organization skills, and there
abillity to be able to communicate with the animals and be able to not cry ever
time they have to put them to sleep. The things that they do hardly relate to
what Iím doing in school right now, because Iím not that smart yet. But in
science we are learning about different chemicals together and how they make a
reaction. Also Iím learning how to keep everything nice and organized, so I
know where everything that I need is. I observed many behaviors that they showed
that would be important in a lot of jobs. One of those are there communication
skills. To be able to work with many different people under the type of stress
that they can be in is hard. That aplies to a lot of jobs because a lot of
different jobs make you work under a lot of stress with many different people at
the same time. There are countless skills that you take on with you to college
or even work. Kindness, cleanness, organization, and most of all people skills
with out that you not be able to handle being in a job with other people. Being
a veterinarian is something that I have always even since I was a little girl
have wanted to be. I have always loved animals expesialy dogs. I love to take
care of them to train them, and most of all to make them feel better. This is
exactly what a veterinarian does every day. Nothing was really bad about the job
shadow. It was a great experience and I had a lot of fun. But one thing is the
animals dying a dog and a hedgehog. It was really sad to see the owners crying,
but to become a veterinarian you have to get used to being around animals dying
, and putting them to sleep often. The thing that I liked the most was being
able to help them out when they need. Even if it was just holding the dog or cat
down. I loved being in one of the al fits and being able to interact with the
doctors and help out the animals even though Iím under age. I still more then
ever want to be a veterinarian being with the animals and on the site just built
up my hopes of becoming one even more. I cant wait till I go to college and
study about this. This dream of becoming a veterinarian I donít think will
ever pass I want it way to much. The most important thing that I learned would
have to be that you need to be able to handle yourself in front of patients that
are in tears because of there animal. And that you need to be the steady one not
the one that is falling a part because you just put an animal to sleep.