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Alternative veterinary careers

Think your vet degree has to end in general practice? Think again, there are alternative veterinary careers ...

Dr Melinda Bell has watched it happen so many times, it’s become a cliché. Idealistic vet student graduates with a sole aim: work in general practice, because “they’re fixated on this idea that otherwise you’re not a real vet”. Then, long days of spaying dogs, euthanising beloved pets, and dealing with difficult clients takes its toll. They become disillusioned. Or worse, severely depressed—with statistics revealing veterinarians are four times more likely than the general population to take their own lives.

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