Hi, I’m Sofia, I’m 14 years old and I’m an animal lover who has wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remmeber. This year, over the summer, I attended a Veterinary camp in New Jersey for a week. The camp is located in Centenary College and allows the campers to stay in the dorms for the week. I really loved the camp, it allowed us to dissect different animals and explore what each organ and structure looked like. I dissected an owl’s pellet, a rat, a fetal pig and two frogs as well as a sheep’s brain and a sheep’s heart. We also took a lot of notes on common diseases of different animals and different jobs for animal lovers. After that experience I tried to look into volunteer opportunities in animal shelters near my area, and I checked in 6 different places but for all of them the age requirement was 16 or older, so I was very upset because I really wanted to learn more and help other animals, I would like to attend more veterinary camps in the future and some open houses and veterinary shadowing, is there any way I can somehow get into volunteering or a shadowing program at my age?