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What is it Really Like to be a Vet?

October 13th, 2020

“You must love being a vet, being able to play with puppies and kittens all day long!”

Does that sound familiar? So many people believe that veterinary medicine is full of beautiful moments, lifesaving procedures, and nothing but happy, healthy pets snuggling up to you as you give them their yearly exam.

And sure, that happens sometimes. But the reality of practice is much more challenging than the common perception.

We all know this, but it can be validating to hear it from other veterinarians who know exactly what you are going through.

Enter Dr. Melanie Bowden. Dr. Bowden recently spoke at a TEDx event organized by a local community in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Her presentation, “What Being a Veterinarian Really Takes” is like a tell-all book in 20 minutes.

It’s a must watch.

Watch the full video.

You can connect with Dr. Bowden on Instagram at @vacationvet or on Facebook at Vacation Vet.


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