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Are there any vets here? Would it be a mistake to go to vet school and take on $200k in debt + 20 years of interest while having a salary of $60-80k if I don't specialize?

My current lab technician job makes me want to kill myself.
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>>2073948
Is this a thinly veiled "why would people become vet instead of real doctors" thread again?
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>>2073966
No, it's not. Human doctors are fuccbois and human patients are the worst.
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>>2073948
being a vet is shit unless you actually like treating dogs in the final stages of cancer and dealing with owners so dumb you could swear a 6 year old would treat animals better.
lab technician sucks but being a vet isn't much better. unless you want to work with other stuff besides regular pets, like wildlife or public health
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>>2074125
I was vaguely considering that lab animal medicine could be interesting. I've been dealing with lab animals off and on for 5 years and can handle research.
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>>2074138
it's meh
most lab animals are euthanized anyways
forgot to say i'm a vet and it's the same shit as when i was at mcdonalds except they order "heal my dog" instead of "heal my hunger"
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>>2074125

>implying the vets are any better

I have met some terrible vets
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>>2073948
>$200K in debt.

Where are you from?
Every vet I've met has spent like $50k average. Some a little less, some a little more depending their specialties.
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>>2073948
vet schools are as competitive as medical schools or dental schools

I hope you know your organic chemistry and calculas for the admission exams
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>>2074224
California. Western university is $50k a year. If it was $50k for all four years, this wouldn't be a question for me, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore. Seems like most med students do income based repayment thing now since debts bloat to $500k.
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>>2074278
Most vet schools here in the US require the GRE as the standard for admission exams. The only sections on the GRE are essentially math, english, and writing.
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>>2073948
cute duck
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>>2073948
The worst part about vet school is the classmates
Fucking spoiled, inbred little shits

The only reason I don't drop out is that I'm already 23 and feel too old to start uni all over again
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I've considered going to school to become a vet just to learn and be able to treat my own animals.

I don't think I could do it as a job, though. Too emotionally taxing to not be able to save every animal.
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>>2074621
That's a hell of a commitment. You'd be better off becoming a vet tech if you didn't plan to make a career out of it long term. Doctorates in medicine aren't something to just jump into. And chances are, you'd make about as much as a vet's net take-home pay for a long time and avoid debt almost completely.

>>2074612
Mind if I ask your opinion on the financial side of it? What are your and your classmates prospects at the end of it all?
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>>2074631
Oh, I know it's a hell of a commitment. Expensive, too. It's not something I am definitely sure I want to do. Just something I am thinking about.

Though I don't think becoming a vet tech would really serve as an equivalent substitute. It's not something I want as a career. I just want the knowledge, the skills, and the license to be able to help animals when I need to or want to (my own animals, those in need that can't pay for it perhaps, or wildlife, etc.) I want to be ABLE to take care of animals in this sense, but I don't want to make a career out of doing it.
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>>2073948
Vet reporting in. It's not worth it.
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>>2074645
another vet reporting in, it is worth it
what sort of a clinic do you work in? and how long for?
I have been graduated for 4 years and totally love it.
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>>2074448

I didn't believe you, but I looked it up.

If there is nothing else you can see yourself doing, then you should do it.

>>2074631
This guy makes a good point. RVTs can make a decent living, and the program is not very expensive. They do a lot of hands on work; more than the actual doctors.

Personally, I could never work with pets because of the owners. I used to volunteer with pets, and the things you hear people say/do is infuriating.

>Oh, if my dog misbehaves I'll just hit him
>Whats the best vegan diet for my dog?
>I want to adopt this kitten, and then give it away when my senior cat dies
>oh he doesn't need to see a vet, he's just depressed (dog dies a month later)
>He only likes hotdogs, so thats all I feed him

Whether your an RVT or vet, be prepared to tactfully explain to people why what they are doing is bat shit insane and killing their pets.
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>>2074205
i never implied that tho
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>>2074649
lol you're retarded i hate being a vet
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>>2075209
and your reasoning is?
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>>2074690

What's insane about raising a dog on a vegan diet?
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>>2077067
>it's worth getting into a giant debt just to have to deal with people like >>2077162
yeah ok buddy
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