My Dream of Becoming a Veterinarian
As far back as Dawn can remember she has always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. It all started when Dawn’s parents gave her, Samson, Doberman pinscher puppy as her first pet. They grew up to become best friends. At age 12, her best friend had developed a tumor on his chest. It devastated Dawn that she could do nothing for her friend. She had no way of helping him. This was just one of the signs that everything she had felt in her heart was meant to be. For her, to become a veterinarian, so she could help animals.
While in high school, she volunteered in vet’s office so she could be closer to animals. After high school, she had planned on going to college to follow her dream. However, life had other plans for her, she discovered she was pregnant. Following her dreams had to go on the back burner for now. Dawn tried to find a job that would support her & her son. All she could find was minimum wage jobs with crazy hours.
Therefore, she went to a local college & signed up for classes, she was going to major in Accounting. She was good at math in high school; she thought that Accounting would be a great job. It was not her dream job but in the end, Accounting would pay the bills. At the end of her first year of college, she discovered she was again pregnant with her second son. After the birth of her second son, she was involved in an abusive relationship with the father of her son. Dawn took time off from school to get her life in order if not for her for her children. After getting her life in order, she graduated from college with an Associates Degree in Accounting. After getting her degree, she worked several jobs such as an Accounts Payable Clerk, an Administrative Assistant, an Office Manager & a Data Entry Clerk. No job really felt right. She did not want to spend a lifetime behind a desk with no fulfillment.
All of her life, Dawn had to struggled to make ends meet. She was tired of just getting by and not having a job that was satisfying to her. She wanted something that was going to fulfill her heart, spirit and soul. Ever since, she was little she knew becoming a veterinarian would be the only job that would that fulfilling. It had always been in the back of her head to go back school to become a veterinarian. However, it never seemed to be the right time.
Finally, in August of 2003, something happened to her that she could not ignore that it was time for her to follow her dream. She was on a trip when she stopped at a rest...