Originally Posted by Mermaid
Veterinary school is no less rigorous than medical school, and is generally much harder to get into. There are less vet schools than med schools, and the competition is higher.
It takes the same dedication to be a vet as it does to be a doctor.
It's very distressing to read so much online about how horrible it is for vets to charge so much money, and that they are only in it for the money. Do you charge your employer a lot? Is it enough? Everyone has to make a living. Vets are not charities. They would pick another career if they wanted to make real money. If you think vets who don't own practices are rich, think again. The ones who do own practices can make good money, but that takes years and years. It would be much quicker and more lucrative to be an electrician or a plumber.
Also, how much would you pay to see your doctor without insurance? Veterinary medicine is a bargain compared to human medicine.
Why did this topic even get started, its controversial and disruptive.
I agree with mermaid. I have been to human doctors and felt the same way. If you dont like one move on. There are some that are better than others for sure in anything.
Why do you think a vet charges so much money, dont you think your animal is worth it? Do you also realize a vet has to be smarter than a regular MD s animals do not speak.
There are specialists for your cats too. Although there is complaint about there prices too.
You can not put a price on life.
Expenses can get out of hand I have been there, but most vets will let you pay them off for something big.
Around the NY area where I grew up we would say if you cant afford your animal, you should not have one.
Sounds brash, well people with kids need insurance, kids are always sick. If you had no insurance for your kid it would cost tons more.
Vet prices compared to MD prices are no comparison. Most vets I know are not rich, alot are in for the animals. Heck. im a vet tech and im not rich, I make more money cat sitting. Do not become a vet tech unless you are in love with animal nursing. I love it and always will.
You dont like your vet, there are many more, find the one you are comfortable with.