A Career Of Being A Veterinarian

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” This is a question everyone is asked by teachers, parents, and even strangers, from the time they are young and just learning to read. Most kids tend to say they want to become an astronaut or a professional athlete. But for me, I was on the complete other end of the spectrum. Instead of shooting for the stars, I aspired for ground level and always said I wanted to become a professional dog walker. People always say to pick a job that you will love doing for the rest of your life, so I immediately aimed to be a dog walker. What could be better than that? It was a sad day when my parents told me that it 's impossible to pursue a career in running around with dogs all day. Since I obviously loved the …show more content…
“Veterinarians are professionally trained and licensed persons who diagnose, treat and control diseases and injuries of animals, medically and surgically. Some become specialists in surgery, anesthesiology, ophthalmology, radiology, microbiology and pathology. The work of veterinarians depends on where they live and their special interests. Although some veterinarians treat all kinds of animals, about half limit their practice to one or two animal species.” ("Veterinarian") Most people believe that all veterinarians work with all animals but there is a wide variety of veterinarians that work to improve public health through research and inspections, and types that work with specific species. Examples of the different types would be: companion animal veterinarians that care for household pets, equine vets which care for horses, food animal vets who care for animals raised as a food source such as cows and sheep, food safety vets who inspect livestock and enhance animal welfare, and research veterinarians that conduct research on how to improve animal and human living standards. (United …show more content…
But, along with helping animals you may have to put them through pain such as surgery or even put them down when there is no other options. Veterinarians must be able to control their compassion to see through the owner 's emotions and notice that there is no other way to help the animal. Also, along with helping animals, there is always the risk of being injured by a vicious or panicked animal. Although veterinarians make about $87,590 per year, they have to go through prestigious, extensive and costly schooling. To obtain their DVM, it will cost about $147,656 for the four years of schooling and most have loans from the four years prior in which they obtained a bachelor 's degree (L, Gina). Although most have paid vacation and sick days, many have to have flexible hours. Many veterinarians are on call all the time and have to be ready to rush to the office and any moment because, just like in humans, a mishap can occur at any time. After taking all of this into consideration, I believe that becoming a veterinarian would be an exceptional career for me to

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