Top 5 Myths About Being A Veterinarian

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On today's episode I want to walk you through 5 of the most common myths I hear about being a vet and vet med in general. If there's any you're wondering about please feel free to comment below. Thanks for watching!

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Veterinarian is more of a doctor then a dentist.

Author — Learjet Pilot and volunteer EMT

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I think the whole discussion on are (insert profession here) real doctors really boils down to two things: 1) Does the professional have an earned doctoral-level education, and 2) Is "doctor" the appropriate formal salutation for the professional. In the US physicians are generally addressed as "doctor". The same is true for dentists and chiropractors. Veterinarians fall into the same category. I would never address my vet, while in a professional encounter, as anything less than doctor so and so. All of these healthcare providers, human or animal, have a doctoral-level education and a customarily so addressed as doctor. What about other countries? It is very common to refer to a physician as "Mr." in many countries. What about attorneys? They have a doctoral-level education, but you almost NEVER hear of a lawyer referred to as Dr. Back to healthcare. Nowadays, graduates of all pharmacy programs graduate with a Pharm.D doctoral-level education, but pharmacists are generally not referred to as doctors. I believe physical therapy programs are now graduating only doctoral-level clinicians. DPT yet they are not commonly referred to as doctor. Academics? PhD and EdD academics typically expect to be addressed as doctor, yet they are not physicians nor any of the other healthcare providers I mentioned. More and more healthcare programs are developing doctoral-level degrees, though they might not be necessary for licensure. I have worked with nurses who have a PhD yet, outside of an academic setting, we typically don't refer to them as doctor. Finally, remember what the patient expects (or owner). The only "doctor" in the hospital is his physician(s). Other non-physicians using that title just muddy the water, so to speak. One last thing, there are actually THREE things for using the title doctor, the third being the professional's ability to make independent decisions on care. So, IMHO physicians, dentists, veterinarians, and chiropractors should appropriately be addressed as doctor during the performance of their careers. All the others that might happen to have a doctorate, not so much. Sorry for the long post. BTW, I don't claim to be the expert on any of this, just voicing my opinion as to how I think the world should turn.

Author — David G

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Video ideas: 1. Genetic testing. Do/Can Vets get useful info from it? Or is it just building a database somewhere? As you may recall, I had my girls tested and there are (I think) different sets of results that either the owner gets, or that you can send to your pet's Vet. Is it just more medical heavy or is there data in it that we as owner's need to know? (I'll be happy to email our results to you for review if you need some to look at.) 2. Do we really "know" what dogs see, think, hear, feel, etc.? 3. Things owners do that drive you/fellow vets INSANE. Maybe have a guest Vet join in on the video?

Author — Crystal Karlson

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interesting video! lol i have literally no interest in becoming a vet but these kinds of vids are still so insightful

Author — applerox101

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Lol....love your dig on your radiologist 💉 bro...🤣

Author — Linda Matthews

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The rise of the internet has made people think they’re genuinely smarter and know more about veterinary care than vets 🙄

Author — Marg

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Very interesting and informative video thanks for sharing 😊👍

Author — Kathleen Connors

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Do you think heartworm meds are necessary for well-cared-for dogs?

Author — Linda Matthews

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My toxic trait is responding to people on the internet that think vets are bought out by “big kibble.”

Author — Megan Moran

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I'm starting veterinarian medicine school on the 10th. I'm nervous 😬 3:30 here in Brazil we have a saying "it might be easier to get in university, but it's harder to get out"

Author — Billie Freitas

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Congratulations doc this channel completed 100k views 🤩🤩

Author — M D

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Just a general comment for video ideas...I'd like to see some actual surgeries in real time. Another vet channel you probably know, does this, but they publish a non-graphic version for those who don't want to see the surgical field, and an unedited version for those who want to see everything.

Author — David G

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As a vet tech I can tell you I don’t know anyone who works in the veterinary field making lots of money or is in it for the money

Author — steph gerber

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Collaboration with another vet in your office!

Author — Lara Rafalco

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Wow only 30 vet schools in our country? Why is that? We need alot of Vets just as we need alot of physicians for people!

Author — Sherry Dawson