Is the struggle and debt worth it for the next generation?
Vets are held in high regard in most societies. It’s a challenging, rewarding and worthwhile career: so why are so many vets advising their kids away from veterinary medicine?
In the US at least vetmed debt can skyrocket to over $130 000. Salaries typically range from $40 000 to $100 000, but most young vets won’t reach the top end of that salary for many years, if at all.
Vets suffer from some of the highest depression rates in any profession, the stress of putting down a family’s treasured pet coupled with the stress of constantly having to stay on top of continued education lead many vets to mental illness and addiction.
So what makes young people want to become vets? Visit Vetstreet to find out.