Advantages and Disadvantages of being a veterinarian

What are some of the pros of becoming a Veterinarian?


If you are considering becoming a veterinarian, following are the pros:

- There are plenty of jobs available if you are a veterinarian. You will easily land up getting a job just after the completion of your studies, as long as you are not very particular about the location of the job. Most of the veterinarians get into independent practice.

- Gamut of job options is available to choose from, ranging from government hospitals to independent clinics, from poultry farms to NGOs and so on.

- As compared to medical doctors, chances to get sued are very rare and least likely.

- Being a veterinarian can pay you very well.

- There is immense satisfaction in serving the helpless and the needy.

What are the cons of a career in Veterinary Sciences?


CONS:
- The course duration is too long. If you want to become a veterinary surgeon, then you need to go for a 4-5 years program in veterinary sciences and animal husbandry. And then in order to get good opportunities, you might also consider going for a Masters which again takes 2 years. In this way, it takes almost 7 years after your high school before your career actually starts paying you.

- Sometimes you might come across angry and agitated pets and animals. Every now and then you are on a risk of being bitten by one such animal.

- To become a veterinarian, the foremost attribute that you require is compassion. However it deeply pains giving euthanasia to an animal.

- You might sometimes as well come across upset pet owners.

- Doesn’t matter if you are practicing independently or with an organization, you need to be on call.

- The work of a veterinarian is both physically and mentally demanding. And sometimes emotionally too!
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