You still get a lot of training and it will set you up for success in the field, but it will be easier than vet school. I'd really like to work for APHIS, and feel like I'm lacking the clinical expertise to pursue those sorts of jobs with the degree I have, which is why I'm applying.

Fourth year was fun but long days because of the amount of scut work. Not all of them are bad, but I have encountered enough of what I described in #3 to make me hang up my white coat and stethoscope and find another way to use my degree (hopefully). He is co-founder of Get MotiVETed (a company dedicated to making poor wellbeing in the veterinary profession a thing of the past), and he enjoys general practice, writing, and speaking on the subject of wellbeing! VS was a necessary evil. Pulling back the curtain on veterinary life since 2008. in Animal Science about 11 years ago. The decision is killing me. And make sure you know how they are paying for vet school. I think this is very true. I wouldn't love my job, but I never hated it as much as I hate vet med on bad days. And if I don't pay it off it gets wiped after 30 years post graduation so it will not be looming above my head all of the time. At this point in my life---Nope. And it just laid deceased on the table for the rest of the clip.

I don’t think vet school is too expensive in Canada, it’s roughly 15k a year, so 4 years of tuition will be around 60k, and google says the average vet salary is about 90k. The Indeed Community will enter “read only” mode beginning on Oct. 31, 2020. If any of the variables were changed, I'm not sure I'd do it again.4. She considered being a vet when she was younger, but the math and reading will be too much for her, so she passed on that as a future profession. So I just googled him and this is the first clip that showed up for me its about a cat with an infected abscessed paw. We look forward to delivering more ways to serve you with the best job search tools in the world. Dr. Quincy Hawley is a graduate of NC State’s CVM.

This is a real public safety concern which is completely overlooked. I'm really not sure what to do, I want to have a degree (any degree) and start my life. I felt like a slave, and the luckiest person alive. walking in your shoes :D. 1. The Veterinarians Behaving Badly, the Number 42, and the Letters F and U.. I am currently a 1st year and it is so overwhelming. Financially, most have no retirement set aside.

Would recommend the experience to anyone who loves learning about

I know new Internal Med and ECC grads looking at general practice and overnight ER jobs, because that's all they can find where they want/need to live (and think about that if you're a GP or ER vet, now competing with boarded specialists for those jobs). !Google her youll see. It was challenging and fun.

I used to HATE my life as a practicing veterinarian. I graduated from college with a B.S. Y’all made my heart hurt in such a good way. pay off the debt, live like a pauper as a degreed professional, or somehow have I was never sure if I would like it but I though it would be easier to get into and easier.

XP. My marriage was struggling.

I found out I was actually good at chemistry an biology and even liked it thanks to my teacher! With

He's Neutered, So Why Is My Dog's Penis Swollen? Overall, I enjoyed vet school.

But of course, if you want to be a vet, there isn't another option. To naively think, as a Isn't-Life-Great-Rainbows-And-Unicorns Applicant, that you're going to beat the odds, get exactly the job/internship/residency/faculty position you want with little resistance and have everything your heart ever desired is simply not compatible with reality.

I wish we could all go back to school together and cheer each other on, haha. 1.


would look more closely at PA programs and other human health care fields. UGA And I believe, correct me if I’m wrong, he told the girl to go get another one. I have to say that I agree with the above poster in that this thread is very inspiring. To be perfectly blunt and honest, Athena, I don't think that vet school would be a good fit for you. I remember being surprised at how many had mixed feelings about their jobs. Consider them your ER FAQ. Yes.

The award amount is $2,000 and the money is to be used at the students discretion.

Actually not getting in this year seems to be a good thing - I can hopefully find a job and pad up the bank account a bit before I dive back into school. Face your fears. If someone can't handle that intense of a study schedule they probably aren't going to do well during vet school. First of all, thank you, thank you, thank you to all the inspiring comments on this forum. Just wanted to add that I met a veterinarian that works at a practice nearby and they said many of his clients end up coming to them because of subsequent issues from his work...but animal planet doesn’t show that. And unlike a car which cost tens of thousands of dollars, or a house which cost hundreds of thousands, most people paid between zero to perhaps a couple thousand dollars for their pets. However in this day and age you do really have to think about the cost/benefit of spending 100-150 grand to get the degree, and how many years of useful practice you will have on the other side of the degree. What did you think of veterinary school? They will complain about the costs of the vet bill (I'm certain this happens elsewhere as well), accuse you of inflating costs and attack you with claims of "you don't REALLY care about animals". 3. Despite the very real numbers of underfed people in the US and other first-world ... Last year I reported on lawsuits between Purina and Blue Buffalo . Would you do it again? Didn't hate it all, didn't like it all. It's awful, and either you suck it up and do the best you can, or you drop out.

Now, the thought of spending all that time and money and perhaps never reaching my goal is daunting. Several are only part-timers, and hold second jobs outside of veterinary medicine to make ends meet. I made a resolution to change. I went to the University of Minnesota, class of 2006. i want B.V.Sc & A.H through distance mode in india. She has an amazing story and is an inspiration for those thinking it is to late to follow their dreams!

University of Minnesota, 2009.2) Not worth it. I'm 48 years old. Vet And I remember I'm really glad I found this. If you are not interested in science you will not succeed in a medical profession. Proverbs 22:7 tells us that, "the borrower is slave to the lender.". My year is a bit clique sometimes, but I've now found my own niche and am very happy this year.

Jobs are few and far between in exotics generally.

Granted, I'm jaded and bitter and not all suffer like this, but those who think they are gonna just gut it out and not worry about the debt are creating their own personal hell.

Yes, would not trade this knowledge for anything. Hopefully all or most practicing clinical vets still find this aspect of their job fulfilling. Thank you for all of the previous comments. Highest stress of all, lowest pay of all, and very, very small rewards. No3. But of course, if you want to be a vet, there isn't another option. working outside of companion animal practice or even in a nontraditional 2008 was the year everything went to shit. I'm 19, late graduating High school, and struggling with the same concept LOL; am I too old? But I'm not dept-free and have some savings.

I realized that its never too late to follow my dreams. Vet school has always been a dream and this thread has given me a breath of fresh air.

probably do it again if I had to live life over again.