Originally Posted by wolfspeaker
So, basically, you are choosing to be an ANIMAL general practitioner over being a HUMAN general practitioner. Did you know that human GP's make way more money than Veterinary GP's?
You just contradicted your own question posted earlier about why not choose human pathology over vet pathology because 'hey, it pays more'.
No offense dude but
Do you even like animals? Do you want to better their lives, their owners lives? Maybe you do, but I haven't gotten that impression. I get the impression you would rather be in human medicine. You know that you could work in a small town as a GP and be general surgery also, right?(as a human doctor).
Another reason why some people do VET pathology and not HUMAN pathology. The love of animals and love of science behind them.
I've worked in human med for the past 6 years, not as MD, but directly with the patients. Human medicine sucks. It's so specialized that it is boring. If you ever work with a MD. you would realize that they really don't do much...unless your a surgeon or ER. They examine the pat, then order tests and wait on the results. There is very little hands on work, especialy GP. Also, I know everyone hates to hear it, but I hate people. I know we work with people as vets, but it's as a customer. I like people as a whole, but I can tell you from experience it is totally different working with people as a customer and working with them as a patient. If I was concerned with money I would go to med school, but I'm not going into vet med for the money. I'm going into it because I love animal and medicine. I'm the type of person who likes to see things thru from start to finish and get my hands dirty. Only vet med allows that.I hope to work in a mixed animal practice so that I can enjoy the variety of work/patients that vet med offers. I asked the question because if I was going into a specialty of medicine that didn't involve direct pt contact then I would go where the money is. I just want to know what it is that leads to people's decisions.