College Essay On Animal Adoption

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When I was 15 years old my mom let my siblings and I adopt a kitten. I remember being slightly scared of cats but I was excited nonetheless. My mom and I googled local animal shelters and we came across SPCALA website. As we explored the site’s adoptable kittens page, I spotted a 3 month old female kitten and I pointed her out to my mom. My mom and I fell in love with the kitten whose name was Monroe. That very weekend we drove the 30 minutes to Long Beach where the animal shelter was located and filled out the adoption application. Within an hour we had officially adopted our first cat. Recently, my mom informed me of the reason she let us adopt a cat; she knew Monroe would provide us with emotional support as well as being a furry companion…show more content…
I became aware of their hunger and need for shelter and soon I started providing food for whichever stray animals I crossed paths with. I knew that by giving just one meal I would be giving these animals a chance at survival. After realizing my affection for animals, especially cats, and my need to provide a hand to hold, I knew that veterinary technology was the path for me. This project will provide me with the information I need to know to dive head first into this career. I especially want to know what my educational options are, what a typical day on the job is like, what the future job outlook is, and what pros and cons are to be considered. In order to be accepted into a Veterinary Technology program, I am required to have a high school diploma or a GED. Cosumnes River College offers an 18 month long veterinary technology program which costs approximately $4,140 to complete ("Veterinary Technology"). At the end of this program I should graduate with an Associate's degree. The next step would be to become a certified technician. In order to do this I am required to sit down for the Veterinary Technician National Exam which is 150 questions in length and includes a multitude of topics. (“VTNE”). According to Kelli Nelson, once you are a registered technician it is not hard to find a job. She states, “In my 21 years in this field, I have never been out of a job for more than a few days”

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