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Why did you become a vet?

Dr. Amsel with a grizzly

Why did you become a vet? Nick Devereux also asked.

I became a vet because I liked medicine (my dad was a doctor) but I thought I would like taking care of animals more than people. The James Herriot book, "All Creatures Great and Small," was a book I loved too, which influenced me.

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