Horses are my passion, going into small animal was unusual for me but I stayed home in Florida last summer to be close to my Mom in Jupiter (it was a promise to an uncle). I love small animals but my heart wasn't in it. Looked for a job with an equine clinic but got "sucked back" into the race horses which I truly love and I don't mind the 6 months "on the road".
The hawk is a Cooper's Hawk. Found her on my way home from work one day, had obviously been hit by a car. I use to have a rehabber's license but gave it up (sort of) when I went back to school. Couldn't keep the Cooper's where I was at the time so I took her to a local wildlife rescue place when she was more stable. She's since been released back into the wild.. YEAH!!!!
I WAS teching at a small animal clinic for almost a year but have recently gone back to harness horse racing full time. Left that book behind.. should update my profile! LOL!! Who's the cute puppy in your picture there and what are you going to school for now?