Veterinary medicine isn’t for the weak. We spend much of our time at the intersection of commerce and our heart, a stressful, challenging and upsetting combination. Most people outside our profession don’t truly understand the dilemma.
People have animals they love immensely, often more than themselves, yet they do not have the money to take care of their pets in the case of a family illness or emergency. You can say things like, “If you can’t afford it, you shouldn’t have it,” all day long, but that won’t change the reality. You can beg clients to get pet insurance or save money for a rainy day, but many don’t. The stress of the situation is unimaginable for the veterinary team. It is one of the primary reasons we burn out.
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