College and Career
8th period English 1
Melanie Amesquita
University of California-Davis

          I selected UC Davis because it showed as number one for the veterinary program. This program as seen at UC Davis is a four-year program of academic study, giving me training in the use of medicine and leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Each student who attends is provided with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills in comparative veterinary medicine, before choosing a species-specific stream in small or large animals. Following this, the flexible design allows me as a student to focus on careers in small animal, large animal, equine (horses or any member of the horse family), livestock, zoo logic or mixed animal practices as well as poultry, laboratory animal, or research.

         When the school of veterinary medicine began in UC Davis they had seen tough times before its members began their veterinary education. Out of the 42 students who enrolled in 1948, all except one of them served in WWII. This showed that they didn't sweat the small stuff. During the time of ground breaking for the new vet school, pre-vet students ignored an April rain and continued to work. These students demonstrated a willingness to get things done. Even though  campus leaders had planned to open the school in 1949 or 1950, pre-veterinary students convinced administrators to begin classes in September 1948.

        Even after 60 years the school of veterinary medicine at UC Davis remains 1 of a kind. The school of veterinary medicine is the first professional school at UC Davis, the only veterinary school in the UC system, and the only public school in California authorized to confer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Quick Fact: Back then the average student age was 30. Some students were even older then there own professors.

         Subject Requirement a. History/social science Two years b. English
(or language of instruction) Four years c. Mathematics Three years (Four years recommended) d. Laboratory science Two years (Three years recommended) e. Language other than English (or other second language) Two years (Three years recommended) f. Visual and performing arts One year g. College preparatory elective One year

        The University of California provides admission to a UC campus for the top 9 percent of graduating students at each participating California high school. To be eligible, you must complete the following 11 UC-approved years before your senior year: Subject Requirement History/social science One year English (or language of instruction) Two years Mathematics Two years Laboratory science One year Language other than English (or other second language) One year College preparatory elective Four years.


       UC Davis is a relaxed atmosphere, with plenty of opportunities to connect to clubs and organizations. Where you can make friends and make a difference. Athletics are an exciting part of campus life as well. UC Davis has the nation's largest student spirit organization. Whether it is rock climbing, playing in the school band, choosing from 80 different craft activities or playing on a sport club team, UC Davis keeps you occupied(busy). UC Davis is known for transforming the national art scene, and with the addition of the Mondavi Center, performances of all types have flourished ( to attract the attention of others). From there student productions to plentiful art exhibitions to international dance troupes, UC Davis is awash in color, sound and motion.

         The City of Davis is a friendly college town that cares about sustainability and welcoming newcomers. Ranked as one of the best towns to live in the nation, Davis is also considered the most bike-friendly city in the nation.


     I have chosen to be a veterinarian because as a child growing up around so many animals showed me that animals are just as important as humans. Animals have a purpose just as much as we do. Animals are there to put joy in our lives, to make us smile when we're feeling down. So why do we have to let them suffer is the way I see it.

      To me being a veterinarian lets me help animals when the are wounded, when they are feeling ill. And of course being a vet comes with tough decisions. For instance when the animal has to be put down. If enough thought is put, an animal being put down still shows that you care enough to put this animal into a better place to keep it from suffering. With this being said I am willing cope with these tough decisions because I love caring for animals.

     Veterinarians are trained in animal behavior, medicine, and surgery. Veterinarians are also required to complete a four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program in addition to undergraduate school. students who enter the veterinary program usually get bachelor's degrees in science-related areas, like zoology, molecular biology, chemistry, animal science and biochemistry. In some cases, veterinary programs do not require students to hold four-year degrees; however students may experience difficulty to enter into veterinary programs without degrees. Those who have not completed undergraduate school usually need to have at least 45-90 semester hours completed.

        Veterinarians work to improve the health of household pets, as well as animals in laboratories, on farms and in zoos. Veterinarians are trained in animal behavior ,medicine, and surgery. Meaning vets are skilled at treating and diagnosing abnormal body systems or organs and diseases in such animals, with this said it may include using medicine to prevent illness, surgery and sophisticated technology. They also spend a huge amount of time interacting with pet owners, offering advice on feeding, grooming and breeding.

         As salary goes, veterinarian earnings all depend on the location, responsibility, employer and experience. vets who work for the government usually have higher earnings than those who are found working in a private practice.

Letter of Intent

Melanie Alexis Amesquita

12059 Equisterian

El Paso, Texas 79928

(915) 422-4285

May 14, 2015

Pet Smart


1836 Joe Battle Blvd

El Paso, TX 79936

To whom it may concern:

I am responding to the employment opportunity listed on your website. Please accept this letter and accompanying resume as evidence of my interest in applying for this job. I feel my qualifications and my skills prove to be an asset for your organization. I am looking for an honored job that will add experience to my building career. Some of my key strengths that I would bring to the position are I am disciplined, proficient in MS power point, excel and Internet. I am confident that these qualities make me an excellent candidate for this position.

I would appreciate your consideration of my credentials. I welcome the chance to meet with you to hear more about your company, the requirements of the position, and how my skills would be a great fit.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Melanie Alexis Amesquita


Melanie Amesquita

Education History

Aug. 2014 - May 2018

Pebble Hills High School
El Paso, Texas

» i am currently becoming a sophomore @ either East Lake High School or Americas High School.

Aug. 2011 - May 2014

Captain Walter E. Clarke Middle School
6th -8th
El Paso, Texas

Volunteer Experience

Sept. 2014 - Nov. 2014

pebble hills high school
science night
El Paso, Texas

» I helped out on science night. Science night is where we had fun science projects to present to all the little kids in the city of El Paso. For instance, making ice cream in a bag.

Hobbies & Interests

» Drawing
» Volunteerism

Skills & Abilities

» Creative
» Organized

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