If I could earn a living doing what I love most, I would be a veterinarian – which is exactly what I plan to do. Almost midway through life, at age 33, I finally decided to ‘follow my dream’ and work in animal care and veterinary medicine. I have been working in the Library field for almost 10 years now, and while it has been an informative experience, it’s not were my heart and soul lay. As a child I was always drawn to animals and other life forms; I believe we are all connected in one way or another. It is my firm belief that all living creatures support and balance each other in an interspecific symbiosis. As humans, we are bestowed with the ability to experience life in a conscious way, where we can apply reason and practical knowledge in order to address issues. This superiority in cognition should be utilized by helping others. Whether it’s other humans, animals, plants, or even elements, it is our duty as sentient beings to use our authority for the greater good and always help out others in need. By being a veterinarian, I can contribute all of my energy, power, and resources to help alleviate suffering from animals, as well as help them maintain proper health with preventative care. By helping animals heal, we are strengthening the bond between human and animal, pet and owner, doctor and patient. By strengthening the human – animal bond, we help each other grow with compassion.