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Why do most doctors chose to works with people instead of animals?

I’m thinking about applying to be a veterinarian, but don’t wanna apply for something that i shouldn’t do. I love to work with animals and don’t understand why we have more people quit being a veterinarian.

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Sarah’s Answer

Being a veterinarian is about more than just caring for animals. Most of the time, there are people connected to the animals we see and treat. Even though we're animal doctors, it's really a job that involves working with people. Being a veterinarian can be tough, and there's a lot more to it than just helping animals. Veterinarians don't usually leave the job because they lose interest and want to quit, like someone mentioned before. If you're thinking about becoming a veterinarian, a great idea is to volunteer or spend time with a veterinarian in a clinic to see what it's like.
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Jeffrey’s Answer

While I am not a Veterinarian, I work in a Veterinary Hospital and work with several Vets. Their job is an intense, fast paced, emotionally draining career. They have to go from appointment to appointment with the same professionalism and care no matter what they had just dealt with. Going from a euthanasia appointment to a routine examination and having to hide how hard it hits them takes a lot out of a person. They have to sleep at night knowing that they were and are responsible for the health of what many people consider family, and the sad reality is that you cannot save them all.
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Emersyn’s Answer

Working in any medical field can become challenging, but it can also be very rewarding. Just like human medicine, there are many specialized fields within the veterinary industry worth looking into and finding one that you're most passionate about can make it worth-while. It may be helpful to volunteer at a local animal rescue as they work with a lot of veterinary hospitals, and you can learn a lot from the experiences of other volunteers as well.
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david’s Answer

Hi, Laina,
My suggestion to you: Focus on what interests YOU. There will always be people who prefer to do something else, and always people who do what interests you and then quit. Don't be misled or confused by their decisions. The world needs vets, and you will be welcome, as people love their animals more than ever. Whatever you eventually do, let it be just your decision and yours alone. If you don't, you will always regret it. We have this one life and I encourage you to just find your way. I wish you the very best.
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