I Want To Become An Equine Veterinarian

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I have always loved animals and working with them, but I would like to be able to help them when they are sick or injured. Although I love almost every animal, my goal would be to become an Equine Veterinarian. I have grown up loving horses as my mom would say, "When you were little you always wanted to be around horses, and when you couldn't be you were reading about them" (Rogers,D). My interest in becoming a Veterinarian really came full circle when I was asked to care for and bandage my neighbor's horse who had wounded her leg shortly before they planned to go on vacation in Mexico. It was my first real experience caring for a horse who had a serious injury, and watching her heal and being a part of that was eye opening. That experience along with others has driven me to want to be able to do more for animals specifically horses when they are sick or injured.
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Housing will be in the $6,000- $10,000 dollar range for one year (WSU). I have talked with my parents about college and my mom said, "we will do what we can, and we will figure it out" (Rogers). If I can I may try to get my state residency for Washington and be able to get the instate tuition which would be about $12,000 less than out of state (WSU). I will also be looking for any possible scholarships as college gets closer.
To make my dreams of being an Equine Veterinarian become reality I will need to take as many Science and Math credits as I possibly can while I'm still in high school. I will also need to start communicating with any Veterinarians and see if I may be able to shadow them for a while to get some more veterinary experience. I would also like to improve my GPA by at least .4 and maintain it at that. I am also hoping to do more Volunteer work over this

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