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What I Already Knew/My Research Question

When I was a little girl, I always talked about becoming a veterinarian. I have always had a really strong passion for helping animals. I already knew just about everything that I assume everyone else knew about veterinarians and what they do, and that is to help animals. I knew that they performed checkups on animals and that they help figure out the problem with sick animals and how to treat that problem. A lot of people know that I want to be a veterinarian so they ask questions on what I think about things such as, “Is Parvo really bad for my dog?” I like to act like I know what I am talking about but the truth is, most of the time I really have no clue.

I don’t know all of what is entailed in being a veterinarian. I figure that if I want to become a veterinarian in the future, I should know more than I do now before I decide that this is really what I want to do with my life. Through my research I hope to learn more about being a veterinarian, which would answer my research question: What are the different types of careers in veterinary medicine and which one do I want to pursue as my future career? The Story of My Search/My Search Process

The road to finding the answer was a very long winding road. First, I started with visits to the Spokane Public Library that were very successful. I found many books that were very helpful, and others that weren’t so helpful. I want to be…A Veterinarian gave me information on different positions in a veterinarian office and different types of veterinarians. That is exactly the kind of information I needed. The book also gave me many different facts about different things veterinarians do. Another book that I found to be very helpful was called Opportunities in Animal and Pet Care Careers. This book gave me information about different fields of veterinary medicine as well. In addition, this book gave me information about support positions in a veterinary...
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