You're forgiven for sometimes feeling a love-hate relationship with veterinary medicine.
But sometimes, in the right moments, working in veterinary medicine can feel like the best mixture of play of wild abandon, work of intellectual satisfaction, and your true soul's calling.
We asked around among veterinarians about what they liked best. Here are a few of their answers ...
The instant gratification of fixing things in surgery
The way kids' eyes light up when they hear what you do
Pet kisses and licks
Surprise food clients drop off
When your work feels like play
Cracking hard cases
Educating pet owners and seeing the "light bulb" moment of understanding
Working with other people who love helping people and pets
Giving a voice to those who can't speak
The animals—DUH ... :)