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PRACTICE MAKES PURRFECT: Lisa Centonze ’88 has been a shelter vet since 2008: her “dream job.” Today, she is the veterinarian for Polk County, Fla., Animal Control, and although evaluating abused and neglected pets is difficult, Centonze says she finds gratification in bringing the animals justice by advocating for them in court — which she has done about 50 times. “People often say to me, ‘I could never do what you do. I love animals too much.’ Loving animals is exactly why I do this work,” she says, adding that being a shelter vet “is a form of Princeton in the nation’s service.”