Training to be a Veterinarian - at just 10


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Ten-Year old Courtney Oliver knows exactly what she is wants to be when she grows up - A Veterinarian. She is so sure that she has already completed some coursework on the Internet that qualified her to be a registered Veterinarian Assistant.

A Veterinarian Assistant supports a Veterinarian Doctor in their daily tasks. They could include feeding and exercising animals or assisting the doctor in examining the patients. While there is no exam for this qualification, students can receive training on how to follow directions, look after animals, talk to animal owners and to juggle a lot of things at the same time.

Courtney is lucky to have a mentor (teacher) like Dr. Shoemaker, who is a Veterinarian at the South Bay Veterinary Hospital in Olympia, Washington. She allows Courtney to "work" with her once a week at the hospital and says that Courtney is an amazingly smart girl.

We are sure that with all this training and her innate (natural) love for animals and the profession (career), Courtney will one day make a real awesome Veterinarian (requires a four-year college degree plus four years at a Veterinarian School). It just proves that one can never be too young to follow one's dreams!

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  • fox1568
    fox1568Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 11:23 am
    so cool
    • peepster
      peepsterWednesday, January 20, 2021 at 2:54 pm
      That is what I want to be when I grow up.
      • artsysunflower3
        artsysunflower3Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10:14 am
        so cool!!
        • vkgisawesome
          vkgisawesomeTuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8:07 pm
          This is soo coool!!!
          • astetic_dreams
            astetic_dreamsTuesday, January 19, 2021 at 3:33 pm
            I love would love to get a job at my age although I am not old enough it to would be cool to have a job.You can be a songwriter!
            • sydney_zepp
              sydney_zeppTuesday, January 19, 2021 at 12:52 pm
              Wow! I wonder if she's a vet now or doing veterinary school! She would be 22 or 23 now!
              • renegade5
                renegade5Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:50 am
                I want to be a vet I hope I can do what she did
                • Cool girlThursday, April 11, 2019 at 2:59 pm
                  She is amazing
                  • kimMonday, February 4, 2019 at 2:47 pm
                    she this is not cool
                    • sophieThursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:01 am