Molly, one of our amazing Veterinary Nurses and I had the opportunity to speak to 3 classes at Holbrook Middle School (6th – 8th graders). I love talking about the wonderful opportunities available in our profession. This couldn’t be a more rewarding and fulfilling career. I love my job.
Why is this? Well…Ironically, I tell the students that it was in my 7th grade career day class that I decided to be a veterinarian…pretty cool, eh? I tell them this is a profession where not ONE day is the same as another. It is truly never boring! There are always new things to learn, new stories from our wonderful pet owners, new ways to help pets be more comfortable and feel better…never a dull moment.
Molly brought her dog Whopper along…I think he could’ve really been the star of the show! Molly has him so well trained. He did his “give me the right paw, left paw, high five, and a kiss” routine. This was received with “ooohhhs and ahhhhs and claps”. The kids really loved having a friendly, unconditional-loving, tail-wagging, huggable dog to brighten their day. I think we’ll bring him back next year. I’d like to think we did some good by infusing some wonder in the young people’s minds…after all, they will be the ones taking care of us someday!
Dr. Jim Gill