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What Moves You?

In May 2016, Leonard Marino received an associate’s degree in veterinary science technology from Suffolk County Community College on Long Island. This qualified him to work as a veterinary technician and as the editor of the hospital’s newsletter at Long Island Veterinary Specialists (LIVS) in Plainview, New York. Marino’s story, however has a unique twist. He is not only a retired pediatrician but is as industrious and persistent as ever at the age of 84. Here he shares why a new career late in life was exactly what he wanted.

Family Ties

In May 2016, at the age of 84, Leonard Marino received an associate’s degree in veterinary science technology. Now, he assists his son in performing veterinary orthopedic surgeries.

Being in the Driver’s Seat

“What moves you?” At first, this seems like a simple question, and answering it seems like it should be just as simple. Strangely enough, though, it is not a common question, so when I really started to think about it, it became apparent that my answer would be much more involved than I originally anticipated.

Sammy Thibodeax

Making a Difference

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been surrounded by animals. My parents tell me that from the time I could walk, I was always in the boarding kennel my grandmother owned.

Esther Klok

From Holland: Looking Back on a GREAT Adventure

When I graduated 22 years ago from the only school for veterinary technicians in the Netherlands, I never thought that this girl would travel 10 times to one of the biggest veterinary conferences in the world!

The Resilience of Animals

Animals have always been a huge part of my life. Growing up on a dairy farm in upstate New York, I was the kid who brought stray animals home in the hope I could keep them. As I got older, I knew that a job working with animals was what I wanted.

Karina Benish, MSEd, RVT | Ramona, CA

Normal? No Way! Dream to RVT+

At 3 years old, I told my parents I wanted to be a veterinarian. I took in all the injured animals found in the neighborhood, fought for many lives, and wept, too.

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