'Glee' Star Jenna Ushkowitz's Childhood Dream? To Be a Vet

Before joining the Glee club, the actress wanted to work with animals

Some girls dream of being princesses, others want to run for President. Glee star Jenna Ushkowitz wanted to be a veterinarian.

Her career aspiration to work with animals developed after some promising childhood forays into musical theater (she was singing at age 3). Ushkowitz, 26, who now has a puppy named Riley, had always loved animals, and thought she might follow in a veterinarian cousin’s footsteps. Or maybe go into marine biology –dreams change quick when you’re little.

“I am obsessed with dolphins,” Ushkowitz, who plays Tina Cohen-Chang on the hit show, tells PEOPLEPets.com. “I considered being a marine biologist because I learned how to scuba diva and I love the water. I figured that would be good.”

The actress even brought her dog into school for a project, examining her to explain a dog’s anatomy.

“I was totally into that for awhile,” she says, but that wouldn’t last. “Once I got to high school, I was like, ‘Yeah, that’s not going to happen.’ “

Lucky for all Gleeks that it didn’t!

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