The Truth Behind Your Veterinarian’s Bill
Party Marty here, ready to dish out the Friday blog post. I know this is your favorite day of the week because you get to hear from me! So, what’s on the docket for today? Well, I put several topics into a hat and pulled out this one: Things You Might Not Know About Your Veterinarian! No, I am not talking about gossip or dirty laundry. I am speaking to the issue of the value they bring to you and your pets. Your veterinarian is a very important person when it comes to the health of your pets, so I thought you might want to know a little bit about the person who takes great interest in making sure your pet is healthy and happy.
I am sure there are times when you visit the vet that you want to perhaps scream about the bill. However, vets and their technicians provide a service that is worth the price you have to pay. Some folks might even ask, “If my vet loves animals so much, why isn’t he/she doing this for free?” Well, face it…you would not do your job for free, but it is also important for you to know why your vet is worth every penny. Just discover what I learned at everydayhealth.com…
**Veterinarians go through just as rigorous of a training program as doctors of human medicine. They must first complete four years of college and then four years of veterinary school. Further, they must pass both national and state exams in order to practice. And it doesn’t stop there, as they are required to take continuing education classes to keep up with the latest developments.
**And if you think being a vet is about the money, think again. Sure, they can make a very nice living, but not nearly as much as those doctors who tend to humans. Depending on where they live and their specific type of practice, the salary range can be anywhere from $35,000 to $117,000 annually. Private practice vets earn about $50,000 while government vets earn about $70,000. However, most vets really do care more about getting and keeping pets healthy. The money is secondary.
**Vets have a fascination with science and medicine. Sure, they love animals, but science and medicine also intoxicate their spirits. That is good to know, too, since there is so much of that when it comes to treating a broad spectrum of species. Human physicians need only learn about males and females, but vets have to understand the anatomy and physiology of cats, dogs, cows, goats, rabbits, horses and so on….
**And they offer so much value just beyond the care, treatment and prescription. They also are very compassionate, concerned and knowledgeable and strive to remain a true advocate for your pet.
So, just some food for thought the next time you take your pet to the vet and then have to pay the bill. More than likely, every penny was well earned by your vet. Besides, you can’t put a price tag on the love you have for your pet…am I right?
So, be sure to thank your vet the next time you see him or her! They work hard to keep you and your pets happy!