Career sacrifices when you have a pet

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Career sacrifices when you have a pet

When I decided to become a parent, I knew that being a parent would mean sacrifice. I always wanted to be a veterinarian that owned a private practice. I did become an owner in a very lucrative practice. But when I decided to have a child, I decided to sell the practice and continue to work there. That allowed me to cut back on my hours to spend more time with my children. However, my compensation package was severely diminished. This, to me, was worth it. It is very challenging to be a working parent and also to be a very involved parent at home, but it is possible and is possible to do both well and have the best of both worlds.

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Dr. Kimberly Carvalho attended the University of California at Davis for her undergraduate studies, then went on to graduate from Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. She completed a small animal medicine and surgical internship at California Animal Hospital in 1993 and went on to become a partner at Brentwood Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles. Dr. Carvalho became a Board-Certified Diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2002 and is a Clinical Associate Professor at Western University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Pomona, California.

Dr. Carvalho has served on the Medical Advisory Board of PetDrx Corporation, is currently serving as a member of the Medical Advisory Board of Veterinary Centers of America (VCA corporation), and donates a lot of her time and resources to the Friends of Animals Foundation. She also currently serves on the board of The John Thomas Dye School Parent's Association.

Dr. Carvalho is a native of Hawaii and resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. When not working in the office or at her children's schools, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling and golfing.

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