Making The Choice To Study Veterinary Medicine
Parents are often proud to state that their children have decided to enter certain professions Among these is medicine. Doctors are considered to be among the higher ranking members of society and even better, they are entrusted with healing the sick. Some fields pay much more handsomely than others but in general any doctor can be expected to at least earn enough to live comfortably if not to acquire large amounts of wealth. Another great sub-field is open to those interested in the care of a veterinarian. Here are some of the factors that should be considered before making this choice.
This is a challenging field that requires intense study of the anatomy of animals. There are many more animal varieties than there are humans. While there can be specializations so that you focus your concentration on a particular species or genus, to be a good vet you should at least understand on some level the inner workings of many other animals that you are likely to encounter in passing through your practice. If the idea of studying this intensely is difficult for you, perhaps a less challenging field would be a better match.
Interest in Animal Welfares
Just as it is useful for a doctor to care about his human patients and relate to them reasonably, so too should a vet be concerned about the welfare of the animals in his or her keep. They will not all be beautiful or especially tame but they deserve the same level of care and should not be discriminated against based on how they smell or their unwillingness to follow instructions. Unlike human patients, they are usually unable to tell what their symptoms are and you may be left guessing with very little certainty. This requires patience and a real love for animals.
Time to dedicate to studys
Medicine takes years to master and get certified in. If you need to enter the workforce quickly, you may find yourself unable to devote close to a decade of your life to studying without income. Worse yet, those unpaid years will be incurring you high levels of student debt which may take you a lifetime to pay off fully.
There are few things as rewarding as succeeding in the profession that you feel drawn to. If this is being a vet for you, go boldly into the field and let nothing stand in your way.