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Becoming a veterinarian sounds like your best bet. If you are an undergraduate student, you should major in a general science like biology or biochemistry. If your school has a pre-health committee/advisor, schedule an appointment to meet with him or her as soon as possible. They will provide you with a list of required courses for the pre-vet track. These courses often correlate with the classes you would already need to take for a biology or biochem degree, however, there may be some additional coursework that veterinary schools require.
There are also combined BS/DVM degree tracks at a few universities. It is in your best interest, however, to research schools that offer veterinary programs and see what they require for admission and if they have any linkages with undergraduate institutions. I also suggest calling local veterinarians and asking about shadowing or volunteering opportunities. It will be very helpful for you to see veterinary medicine being administered up-close and in-person. Shadowing was ultimately what helped me decide to pursue medicine. Best of luck to you!
Veterinary school, or a vet tech program will allow you to go into a field that involves helping animals. Volunteer at your local shelter too so you can see other career options!