The pet and animal community.
Should I become a veterinarian?
Depends on what your other career prospects are. Vets have the same problem as other medical field careers: debt, exhausting work, shit and vomit in your scrubs every day, and people threatening to kill you for their own problems. But you at least get paid and have job security. Personally I would have preferred to have an only fans or marry a rich dude, but thats not always possible.
be prepared to combat the 95% of shit breeders and every one who is conned into purchasing from them
need to max out empathy step one
I'm a vet.
The profession has a lot of negatives. Money is always an issue, people are angry and unappreciative, and you will see some disturbing things. Some of this is true of medicine in general, but vet med amplifies a lot of stressors given that everything is happening on a compressed timeline with limited resources.
I still love what I do. Dogs are the best things in the world. I think it's worth it, but it's not for everyone. Shadow at a vet clinic for a while. If you have specific questions, I'll answer them.
i tried to get into vet school, after i failed the interview stage, i quit. and in hindsight, i'm glad i didn't get into vet school. most vet schools are mostly women nowadays and if you're male, spending ~4 years studying in an environment that is ~90% female population might take a toll on your mental health by the time you graduate depending on your personality. when i volunteered at a vet clinic, euthanasia was very common, and often were conducted for reasons simply because owners can't/won't pay for the treatment. i heard one of the vets working at the clinic i volunteered at saying that he wonders why he didn't simply get into med school instead of getting into vet school every day. dealing with clients can be mentally very taxing. also there aren't that many vet schools in the U.S. relative to the population so it might be more competitive to get in than you'd think. i know being a vet can appear to be a cool job at a first glance but there are a lot of downsides that is not readily apparent. also, you'd be dealing with a lot of gross bodily fluids pretty much every day [i remember one dog (probably a shih tzu) that came in during the summer with like a month's worth of poop caked up on its bum and the techs had to cut off all the caked up poop for the examination]. i think most people that are trying to be vets are okay with it but some people don't know how gross it can be.
dealing with sick and dying animals will destroy you
Become one and join the crusade against troglodyte outdoor cat owners
lmao member this episode of Ali G? hilarious shit
I’m a zoosadist. Should I become a veterinarian?
You should become a suicidal statistics
only if you love anal glands
the bastard, wild west, jack of all trade approach to medicine. Can be pretty fun at times
become a dentist or some shit for a fraction of the work and triple the pay
this thread has made me feel bad for vets
I want them to be happy 🙁
For as much work and dedication you have to put into it, you have to really love animals to even consider becoming a vet. It's a thankless job that pays very little, and you're constantly at odds with clients that want you to work for free and complain about prices when they do actually pay. A lot of the job is taking wild guesses because your patients can't tell you what's wrong and may even attack you. Education for a specifuc animal type may be only a few weeks at best, so you have to spend your time researching frantically so you can actually make a ballpark diagnosis.
I couldn't be a vet. Maybe you can.
Go be a vet working with livestock. Pays well, has demand.
How much time do you spend NOT six knuckles deep inside a cow's asshole?
Come on that only happens maybe a few times a day on average.
You learn to enjoy that, actually. They’re so warm and you’re protected by your gloves its just weirdly okay
>animals fucking hate you
>animals are always at their absolutely worst when you see them
>either miserable, acting aggressive or terrified, or just dying
>because they're at the vet
>slice of their balls for a living
I dont know why anyone who loves animals would become a vet.
Write down the reason/s you want to be one, then listen to this song, op:
should i become a biologist?
Do you have autism?
If you can deal being in an over saturated market where your ideas have to be politically relevant to get any funding while you compete for that funding with thousands of trannies with the correct pedigree, sure.
Well, would you mind seeing disgusting shit (quite literally in some cases) on animals every day?
you're not smart enough
If you're good at sales, then yes, because it's a sales job. You're going to be selling:
>Flea and tick preventatives
Don't forget about having to deal with emotional pet parents.
You will see abuse. You will see neglect. You will see animals die. You will have to put animals down. If you’re ok with that and you are experienced with animal handling then go for it.
This is what’s stopping me, I think seeing that every day would wear me down
Vets are INCREDIBLY high on the list of jobs prone to addiction and suicide, so yes, it will wear you down, as it wears most people down.
*put healthy animals down
You cant refuse
You cant take them for yourself
You must put them down. For the owner to teach an ex or child a lesson. Because someone is just sick of them but doesnt want to give them away. Etc.
you will have to put down perfect dog wifes and mutilate tons of them because humans suck ass.
>You cant refuse
The fuck? Yes you can lol, a vet just can't euthanize a healthy animal
Yes they can, and do quite frequently.
What shithole are you from?
pets are sadly property with limited rights depending where you live. If someone is very adamant and also a huge asshole, then there isn't much vet staff can do. We have plenty of resources to attempt a rehome, but since covid those are swarmed with huge wait-lists.This is one of the reasons many vet med people have a shit ton of rescues. They make the last chance decision to simply take the animal in rather than be forced to kill it themselves.
Follow your dreams!!!
No. Take it from me, a vet tech. Veterinarian's job is long, underpaid, and thankless. If you like medical stuff, become a human doctor and get a dog as a pet. Trust me.
Yes, go be rich asswipe doctor or one saddled in debt. I will still hate your guts. Even as you stich me up.
Thanks to people like you i dont feel so bad about my patients dying
Thanks for making my hate of doctors reasonable. Do the world a favor and off yourself. You doctors have a top spot to keep when it comes to jobs with highest suicide rates.
vet tech and DVM is a punished position for sure.
one of the highest suicide rate of any profession I've heard. Understaffed, underpaid and working with little resources in comparison to human medicine equivalents with the same schooling and medical knowledge. Vet techs/nurses have to swiss army knife themselves into nearly all fields of medicine to get the job done. I don't think many human nurses clean teeth, monitor anesthesia, take radiographs/ultrasound images and perform venipuncture all at nearly the same time. All while dealing with the shitty aspects of retail and customer service.
Usually very empathetic are attracted to this profession and after a while the euthanasia, abuse, etc mind breaks them
This only applies if you don't own your own practice.
Let me tell you, the owners of vet practices are some of the most greedy self righteous garden gnomes you can find.
Haha, as a med student human doctors don't have it easy either and the uni is likely harder.
Vets make good money too, definetily not underpaid.
Biology is very underpaid, but obviously easier than med, pharm,dent or vet.
Not even likely it is harder. Job is harder too, if a dog died most ppl don't care that much. If someone's 91 year old grandma dies then it is the doctors fault and he/she is hated.
>if a dog died most ppl don't care that much
tell that to the families collapsing with grief after an euthanasia, but I get what you're saying.
You're right that some people don't care about a pet though and that makes it hard too. All the people that come in after essentially abusing their animal out of laziness for a decade and then are like, hey can you just kill this thing? alright bye.
Hey another vet tech. I will second this as accurate.
I've had clients threaten to kill me because their pet died (usually do to their own stupidity, mostly pyos, F.Bs or hit by cars) and had to call police on them. They care a lot.
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