- Region: Thompson Okanagan
- Position: Animal Care Attendant
Before I graduated high school I knew that I wanted to continue my education at a post-secondary institute. Hard work ethic and determination were key attributes in ensuring acceptation into a university of my choice. Once I was accepted I entered the Bachelor of Science Program as a full time student. It took me 5 consecutive years to achieve my degree in animal biology. Today I am now working at the Kamloops BCSPCA as an animal care attendant. I love caring for the numerous animals at the shelter, and ensuring their great welfare during their temporary stay until they are adopted into forever homes. I do not intend to stop studying. I am currently applying to veterinary college to achieve my goal in becoming a veterinarian for small animals. I find that my motivation comes from my passion for animals, my support network, and the small yet achievable goals I continue to set for myself. It also helps to be reminded that you're in the career you choose for the rest of your life, so pick one that you know you will love.
~ Cecilia Percell