SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm 16 years old, and I'm thinking about becoming a veterinarian. I absolutely adore animals, and it's something that I can really see myself doing. Thing is, I just recently found out that it's mandatory for all vets to perform surgery. To be honest, the thought of having to do that makes me a little nervous. I don't know how I would react to it. Is it normal to be hesitant about the blood and gore, or is this a sign that I should pick a different profession? Thank you so much.