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Ten-Year Old Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Is Younger and More Real Than Doogie

Courtney Oliver is a 10-year-old who just completed the college course work to be a veterinary assistant and is currently volunteering at a vet hospital in Olympia, Wash. The law says she's too young to be in surgery alone, but imagine how skilled she'll be by the time she can be! She told the news that she knew early in life that veterinary work was for her and said, "I have a dog Maggie and two hamsters and I just thought: 'Well, if I have so many animals why don't I just work with them?'" She added that she "might as well get it done early as get it done late." Well how about that!

As cute as Courtney is, she also has a mature perspective on choosing a career. Her message seems rather simple: Do what makes sense to you and don't over think it.

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Wow that is really crazy.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
While that's on fine and dandy...what is her socialization like?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Wow that's crazy!
Lilavati Lilavati 9 years
> That link doesn't work =\ That's cause there's a slash at the end. Try
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
That link doesn't work =\
apinkpony apinkpony 9 years
Sorry for the triple post, but I had to look her up and just read that she actually works at MY vet!!! I feel like I need to go meet her now... lol.
apinkpony apinkpony 9 years
...sorry just wanna subscribe to this!
apinkpony apinkpony 9 years
Ah! That's my hometown!!! I have never heard of her, but I definitely wonder which vet hospital she works at! That's so cool! Representing. :-D
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Yeah I wish I was that smart and put-together at 10!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Good for her!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Smart girl...I wish I started thinking about it when I was ten. But then again, I was too busy being a kid :P
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