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Former Flight Attendant Reinvents Career



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    A former flight attendant has decided to become a veterinary technician.

    After 23 years as a Delta Airlines flight attendant, Cindy Fitzgibbons decided to become a veterinary technician. 

    She left Delta when the carrier dismantled its hub at DFW International Airport.

     "If they would have stayed in Dallas-Fort Worth, I probably would have still been there," Fitzgibbons said.

    While searching for a college for her daughter, Fitzgibbons discovered the veterinary technician program at Cedar Valley College, which is part of the Dallas County Community College District.

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     "It is neat how when one thing closes, surprisingly something opens up that you don't even realize if you just let it happen," Fitzgibbons said.

    Like so many adults in a career transition forced by a changing economy, Fitzgibbons liked the schedule flexibility and low tuition cost offered by a community college. 

    "It's like just under $50 for one credit, " she said.

    There is so much demand in the field of veterinary medicine that Fitzgibbons already has a paycheck. 

    "Three months into the school and they've already set me up at a hospital in my area," she said.

    What's even better, she's found something she loves as much as her former career. 

    "I can't believe how much I love taking care of the animals.  I absolutely love it," Fitzgibbons said.

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