Which one is better, zoologist or veterinarian?
I am a sophomore in Utah. I love both zoology and veterinary science. I just dont know what degree I want to get into. I also don't know which one will benefit me the most while I am in High school (where there isnt much areas to work in these degrees). Big animals and small animals are the same in my book, but having to decide between the two is hard. #veterinarian #zoology #highschoolstudent #animals
One way you could combine your two passions would be to pursue becoming a zoo vet. I would also suggest visiting a local zoo (Utah's Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City is one of my favorite zoos in the country!) and speaking with some zookeepers or a vet if you the chance to hear from them about the pros and cons of their positions and the type of schooling and experience needed. Volunteering or interning would be a great way to become exposed to the nuances of the different jobs before committing to one career path over the other. It also depends on your personality. I know a lot of zookeepers who could never be vets because they become so emotionally attached to their animals that they would find it difficult to deal with so many sick and injured animals and have to make the tough choices on end-of-life care.