When did you know you wanted to be a vet?
I remember doing a week’s work experience at a local practice when I was 14, and although up until then I had been fairly sure that was what I wanted to do, after a week seeing the vets at work, I was absolutely sure – and nothing was going to change my mind! A fairly negative teacher in sixth form tried to persuade me to think of another idea, as he didn’t think I’d get into Vet School, and didn’t want me to be disappointed. I told him I’d cross that bridge if I needed to…….. and very much enjoyed seeing his face when I got a place, and then the A-Level grades I needed. Like many of us, I don’t think I really knew what the job would involve – I certainly didn’t think enough about the people side of things – but praise God, I still can’t think of any job I’d rather be doing. Unless of course you ask me at the end of a busy Saturday!
What an incredible blessing and privilege it has been for all of us on the VCF committee and in the wider VCF family to be praying for all of the amazing folk who have graduated this year. Some we have known for 5 years or more, through links with the university Christian Unions, VCF conferences, regional groups and EMS practice, and every one has been on our hearts and in our prayers.
As they move on from university to whatever area of work God has placed them in, please be praying for them individually that they will know God close to them, leading, guiding, teaching and supporting them.
In a profession where hours are long, work is busy and weekends full, may they not lose that precious time to be close to God and know the joy of Him in everything they do.