On Becoming a Small Animal Vet, Two Short Stories


I decided to be a small animal veterinarian when I was nine years old because I liked pets.


My friend Jerry started his veterinary career as a large animal vet.  One spring, he preg checked a herd of his friend’s cattle.  Not one of them was pregnant.  The next day, his friend killed himself.  Jerry has practiced only small animal medicine ever since.

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2 Responses to “On Becoming a Small Animal Vet, Two Short Stories”

  1. I decided to become a veterinarian, because it seemed like a good career choice for someone (i.e., me), seeking a blend of science, medicine, and higher education. I wasn’t “Born This Way”, as many veterinarians feel, but I am certainly doing my best to make the most of it by creating sustainable variety in my practice. :)

  2. Wow, I can’t imagine the vet world without you Dr. M. So glad you chose it. Seems like a natural fit!

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