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Happy Mother's Day!

Like many veterinarians, my journey into this profession began with a deep-seated passion. Graduating from veterinary school was the culmination of years of dedication and hard work, a dream realized. I was eager to dive into my career, eager to make a meaningful impact in the lives of animals.


But life had another plan for me, one that would challenge my sense of self and redefine my priorities in ways I never anticipated. A few years into practice, I became a mother for the first time. Suddenly, my world was transformed. While my love for veterinary medicine remained steadfast, it now competed with a love that was equally profound and all-consuming – the love for my growing family.


Navigating this new reality was not without its challenges. I found myself grappling with an identity crisis, unsure of how to reconcile my role as a veterinarian with my newfound identity as a mother. Balancing the demands of a demanding career with the needs of a young family seemed like an insurmountable task at times.


The early years were particularly difficult. Leaving my crying baby with a sitter to go to work tore at my heartstrings. The daily commute felt interminable, knowing that precious moments with my family were slipping away. And yet, when I was at work, I couldn't shake the feeling of guilt and longing for the moments I was missing at home.


As my family grew and more children entered the picture, the juggling act only became more complex. The demands of parenthood multiplied, pulling me in countless directions and forcing me to make difficult choices about where to allocate my time and energy. Missing school events, sports games, and milestone moments became a painful reality, a constant reminder of the sacrifices that come with pursuing a career while raising a family.


Despite the challenges, I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to straddle both worlds – to be both a dedicated professional and a devoted mother. But there are moments when the weight of these dual roles feels overwhelming, moments when I can't help but wonder if I'm doing justice to either one.


In the midst of the chaos and the juggling act of my dual roles, there's a driving force that propels me forward – the desire to set an example for my children. I want them to see firsthand the power of independence, dedication, and determination. I want them to understand that pursuing your passions and dreams is not always easy, but it's always worth it.



By embracing the challenges of balancing career and family, I hope to instill in them the values of resilience, perseverance, and the unwavering belief that fulfillment is found in the pursuit of one's passions. I strive to be a living testament to the idea that with hard work and determination, anything is possible, and that the greatest reward lies not in the destination but in the journey itself.


For that, I am eternally grateful.


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