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Hokkanen 1 Kyra Hokkanen ANSC 395 Jessy Shanks 5 November 2019 VMCAS Essay Questions 1.Discuss briefly the development of your interest in veterinary medicine. From a very young age, I was always interested in animals. I didn’t always want to be a veterinarian; I actually wanted to have my own animal rescue that helped small, large, exotic, and wildlife animals. When I was 8 or 9 years old, I started volunteering at different shelters around the area and a local rescue, Loudon County Friends of Animals. As the years went by, I gained an interest in animal welfare and taking care of the animals that needed humans the most. Penny Rader, a family friend, owns her own special needs pet sitting business, and I started working with her around 10 years old. I would assist her with animals that were either on medications to prolong life or were on their deathbed and needed more care than the owners could give them. Even as a young teenager, I could not understand why owners were not given answers all of the time when

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