Originally Posted by sharky
ONE it aint too late ... as DEAR ABBY told a 50 yr old wanting to be a dr well youll be 8 yrs older anyway
Vets get one semester nutrtition training in the reg curriculum... most would says yrs coming from the yrs of practice ... actual nutrition degrees vary from 9 months to 8 yrs ///
True, I suppose, but I'm also trying to get myself out of debt, and from what I understand getting into vet school is fairly difficult. I surely don't have the kind of finances to put myself through school. It's really just one of those things that was like... dude I could do so much if I were a vet...hehe
Anyway, I have to wonder exactly how much nutritional education they actually get after they're out of school and in practice. I mean, I don't think I'd qualify any sort of commercial pet food sponsored "educational training" as actual nutritional background... so, given how busy they are, they're probably more likely to attend education seminars on the newest diseases and treatments opposed to new nutritional info.
Who knows.. but it does come down to ms. thing vet tech surely didn't have years of nutritional background and most likely neither did any of the vets do extensive "many years of nutritional education" to make the determination that cats should be fed a commercially balanced dry food. Dunno where she got felt justified telling someone that it takes years of training that they don't have when the recommendations she's making are coming from people who don't have that training either.
but anyway... I'm glad we don't use them regularly.