The kids might dream of becoming reality TV stars now-a-days, but before the Jersey Shore hit the big time, little Snooki had a whole different career path laid out for herself.

Yep, Snooks was well on her way as a veterinarian technician — having received her degree at Brookdale Community College — before she started traipsing down the shore with her wild bouffant and became a household name.

She’s now busy hopping around the country pimping product after product with her own name on it, but she still incorporates animal prints into just about everything she does. So what was it about the vet tech life that initially drew the girl in?

“I realized I loved animals more then people,” Snooks tweeted on the subject yesterday.

Whoa! We didn’t see that one coming!

Catch the next new episode of Jersey Shore on Thursday, November 15 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

Source: @Snooki

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