April 2008
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;4/4/2008, Vol. 77 Issue 23, p2
The article features Courtney Oliver, a 10-year-old certified veterinary assistant from Olympia, Washington. She helps the veterinarian, a doctor for animals, treat dogs. Oliver took online college classes to learn how to take care for animals. At the South Bay Veterinary Hospital, Oliver puts bandages on cuts and cleans the floors and pet cases.


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