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« on: October 18, 2004 12:32:40 PM »

Last Friday was career day for my 7th grader.  She has wanted to be a veterinarian forever, so I whipped up some scrubs for her.  They will do double duty for Halloween, once she found out she couldn't get a cut from her sisters' trick or treating candy, she decided to dress up too.
Including pattern (bought at 99cent sale at JoAnns), the entire scrub outfit only cost $5.50 to make.  Cool!
I embroidered her name and DVM on the scrub shirt pocket.  She said no one understood DVM meant doctor of veterinary medicine--I said it was better than dh's suggestion to embroider VD (veterinary dr). Roll Eyes
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2004 08:15:55 PM »

Yay yay.
Good job!

Let your daughter know that for good experience on becoming a vet, she can always volunteer at her local animal shelter.
We have a girl who's been volunteering for a long time (who plans on going to school to be a vet), and you can bet she's going to get good recommendations!

She can walk around with the clinic staff and learn the medicine dosages, and we answer all her questions.

Good luck to her!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2004 11:47:37 PM »

Let your daughter know that for good experience on becoming a vet, she can always volunteer at her local animal shelter.

That's so true. Volunteering at the animal shelter was enough to put me OFF being a vet (carrying animals in to be euthanised was hard enough - how could I actually be the one doing the euthanising?!). On the other hand, we've got college and high school kids in all the time who, after volunteering, just strengthen their resolve in becoming a vet.

It looks great, Jenny. And that's really cheap! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2004 03:21:11 PM »

Ahaha, we just had career day at our high school, and a lot of kids had scrubs like that, but having them homemade is way cooler.  Your daughter is adorable, too Grin

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2004 07:36:49 PM »

Thanks, guys Grin
Ratfinkpink, volunteering at a Vet clinic or animal shelter is  a great suggestion.  We have 2 saint bernards that we adopted from a Saint Bernard Rescue in Los Angeles, so she already has a wonderful head start knowing how important proper animal care is, and the sad consequences of animals being displaced because owners did not have enough knowledge of the breed before purchasing, back yard breeders, and pet store puppy mills.  She is saving her allowance to donate to the rescue as part of their annual fundraisers.  And she has been a vegetarian since she was 4 (We all are expect dh).  I think she make an excellent vet one day. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2004 11:13:24 PM »

lol VD Smiley
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2004 10:04:36 AM »

i work at a vet clinic, and have moved up the ladder very quickly. all i did was call one day and ask if i could volunteer. let your daughter know that until you are an acutal vet your job is 90% cleaning and 10% 'fun stuff'
i wouldnt trade my job for anything in this world. its the most satisfying job ever. good luck to her!

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2004 09:52:45 PM »

Hey, for the Halloween thing you should buy some matching elbow-length rubber gloves  (you know, mad scientist style).  Paint a little red on them... Maybe get an industrial-style apron to paint some red blotches on too since I'm sure she doesn't want to mess up those excellent scrubs.  And finish with a mouth/nose protector.   Hehehe, she would definitely have to tease out her hair too, give it a really crazy look.  She could say "Trick or treat.... or organ transplant!!!  Mwa-ha-ha!"   

Yeah ok so I got a little carried away there.  Being a veterinarian is excellent for Halloween too.  It's just so...wholesome!  Like being the good witch when you could have been the bad witch.  Wink

When I used to work in a lab for NIEHS I had this dream of "borrowing" an official labcoat and some of the latex gloves that we used.  I wanted to get a mouse mask and cut slits in the gloves to have fur peeking through, maybe some claws coming through too...  It would have been great.
But I was too scared to take a labcoat off the property and too cheap to buy a mouse mask.  Smiley


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