Lida Vets Junior Vet Club – An Outlook
When we first met Beth was ten years old, Louise was fourteen and Charlie sixteen. These three and others came to us with their dream. Initially a parent rang or dropped in telling us about their son or daughter’s ambition to become a vet. “Would it be possible?” they asked diffidently, “Would it be possible for the child to gain some experience because they really, wanted to become a vet?
This conversation took place many times over the last twenty years. Some teenagers, mostly girls, stayed with us for many weeks, duly appearing every Saturday morning to help with the animals which were hospitalised, to walk the dogs, play with the cats or just clean their cages. They would watch operations and take notes – they grew up with us. Others came once and we never saw them again – it was not for them. They all knew that it would take long years of study and swatting.
Time passed and we kept in touch with them. Occasionally hearing how they got their A levels and were trying to decide where to apply. A few years later and they would visit as vet students officially undertaking extramural training.
For Louise and Charlie, and most recently Cheryl Keen, the dream was fulfilled. Others ended up as nurses and Beth? She became a zoologist.
Does your son or daughter have a dream to work with animals? Become a vet or a nurse?
We are launching a Junior Vet Club - Why not join?
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