Is veterinary medicine the right choice for me?

Is veterinary medicine the right choice for me?
January 24, 2017 (published) | March 15, 2017 (revised)
Alejandro Garcia

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Working and talking with veterinarians, veterinary students, and veterinary technicians and staff is the best way to get a realistic picture of the profession. Veterinary medicine is a big commitment, both academically and personally. A prospective veterinarian should be a good student with strong science, math and communication skills.

A veterinarian must have compassion for both animals and people, enjoy working with people, and possess strong communication skills because every animal comes with a human. Veterinarians must be willing to advise clients on decisions that will have significant financial and emotional impact. 

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