I shadowed a Veterinarian for four years at a small animal clinic in Cedar Bluff, starting my freshmen year. Many of the animals who walked through the office door of Valley Animal Hospital were just simply sick, with loving owners: however there were some who fell through these cracks, some just simply fell on the back door-step. Through my experiences there, I witnessed many disturbing things: people abandoning their pets (half-dead), scarred animals from abuse, others were just victims of neglect. After this, I dedicated my life to helping the animals: they have no voice, so I decided I would try my best to speak on their behalf by becoming a veterinarian. I spent my time there by earning experience to help animals who were sick, injured, or in need. I was involved in a local “free-rabies clinic” throughout my community (sponsored by Tazewell county) to promote the public to get their pets the necessary rabies vaccination: promoting the community’s welfare. I also have dedicated my high school career to helping animals and their welfare. In my Vet science class: I clipped claws, groomed animals, and help those animals in need. I donated my time and served my community also by participating in “pet therapy” at a local nursing home. I served as the chairman of a “grooming committee” for the national “Make a Difference Day” for my Future Farmers of America Chapter. I also volunteered my time in a local “Adopt-A-Pet” within our community.