Is becoming a veterinarian worth it?
For many generations of veterinarians, the positives of the profession far outweighed the negatives. The past two decades have seen significant increases in educational costs without a comparable increase in salaries. The hours can be long, the physical effort grueling, and the emotional impact of treating ill and injured animals daily can be difficult. While salaries vary widely, veterinarians rarely become wealthy.
As long as there are animals, there will be a need for veterinarians to care for them. The emotional and intellectual rewards of veterinary medicine are rich and diverse. The career of a veterinarian offers interest, challenge, excitement, and unparalleled opportunities to celebrate the human-animal bond and to contribute to the welfare of humans and animals.
Reading through the Veterinary Life stories can provide additional insight into the life of a veterinarian.
My cousin wants to become a veterinarian someday. Now that she’s almost done taking her junior year in the course, she is looking through internships available online. Thanks for your simple yet helpful piece on why being a vet is worth it. I love what you said that the career of a veterinarian offers challenge and excitement at the same time to share a unique experience on human-animal bond.
Im honestly having doubts about my childhood dream career. I always wanted to be a vet but now more then ever i don’t feel the same towards it. They’ve told me often that it’s not worth it and that they struggle making income . I just need help and other perspectives to find out if this career will be right for me. Its my senior year in high school and well i have to start planning this out but im just lost and so confused.