My interest in animals, nature and the sciences began during my early childhood days as I watched a television program called Nature with my family during dinnertime. The beauty, science, and wonders of nature I have seen on this television program not only fascinated me, but also ignited my curiosity to explore the animal diversity and their ways of life in books and in my own backyard. My love for animals, coupled with my deep concern for the future of humans and animals affected by global issues of deforestation, pollution, global warming, and the continual increase of species extinction, have strongly influenced my decision to pursue a profession in veterinary medicine to ensure the well-beings of both humans and animals alike.