Why did I become a vet?
French writing exercise

Pourquoi suis-je devenu vétérinaire ?

Jean-Luc tells us what made him choose this profession.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"animal-related", "in some way or another", "to milk a cow", "to shear a sheep", "to seal", "for good", "a mare", "to give birth (animals)", "to witness [something]", "a foal (horse)", "to leave one's side", "the stables".

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As far back as I can remember, I've always been totally fascinated by everything that is animal-related in some way or another. Before we moved to the city when I was 13, we used to live in a very rural village which was surrounded by farms, on which I would spend all my spare time. That's where I learned how to milk a cow and shear a sheep! And I'll never forget the day that sealed my vocation for good: that day in June 1994, a week after I turned 10, when I'd helped a mare, Betty, to give birth. After having witnessed the birth of her foal, I refused to leave their sides and the farmer let me sleep in the stables with them.

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