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I want to become a vet but since my mom hates animals and thinks they're dirty, how do I convince her?

I'm not saying how old I am, but I'll say that I'm planning for the future. I REALLY want to become a vet, but my mom wants me to become a Doctor. (I'm pretty sure I can become one if I want to) Anyways, she says that why mess with animals? They're dirty and smelly, but I'm an ANIMAL LOVER! So how do I convince her? *10 POINTS FOR BEST ANSWER! :)

Asked By: Diana - 5/30/2009
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Well, first off, your mom doesn't get to choose what you grow up to become... More
Answered By: foxtrottrgrl - 5/30/2009
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Why does your mom have such a say in it... More
Answered By: Tef - 5/30/2009
 
Why do you need to convince her? It's not her decision to make, whether you choose to become a Veterinarian or a Trash Collector, it's really your decision to make, not someone else's. If you want to become a Veterinarian than go for it, there is no convincing required for your mother, either she accepts you for what... More
Answered By: Sighthounds RULE!!!! - 5/30/2009
 
Well, i want to become a vet when i grow up and just tell her, it is something that i like and why dont u like them. tell her like that not all the animals are the same and u can give them baths and keep them clean, vet u get paid allot and get to hang out with animals, and if u dont get her just keep working hard in... More
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Answered By: FFA Girl - 5/30/2009
 
live for YOU not your mom .. people thought it was stupid i quit my top paying job as a surgeon doctor to open a foster home for dogs ..40 years later ... glad i did. animals need help more than humans..we can make our pain go away , animals can't do that for themselves.. you'll be helping A LOT of animals ..no... More
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Answered By: luvdogs :) - 5/30/2009
 
what does it matter what your mom thinks? Be what YOU want to be. She cant force you to go to medical school.
Answered By: BYB's make walking vet bills - 5/30/2009
 
80% chance your 'career choice' *will* change in the future, especially since you sound very young. When you're 18-years-old you make your own choices, if you still choose to become a Vet your mother will just accept your decision. However, Veterinarians have terrible salaries and it's very, very competitive to get... More
Answered By: jess - 5/30/2009
 
This is your life and your career path so pick the job you want to do. If you become a doctor and really don’t want to you will be very miserable. To become a doctor you have to go through 4 years of college, then 4 years of medical school, then you have to do residency which is 2 or 3 years. Then if you want to... More
Answered By: Crucio - 5/31/2009
 
Whats your mum got to do with your career choice? It's not like your mum will be the one going to work each day, or doing the studying. Just tell her it is your choice,
Answered By: Naomi - 5/31/2009
 
... and you have to convince her because...? first off, you don't. your mom, I'm sure is a great person. Most moms are. But, don't revolve your future career around your mom. I know someone very close who did that with their dad. They wanted to become an editor for movies (and they're very good at it to this day) but... More
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Answered By: Irish fencer - 6/3/2009
 
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