Why did I choose this course:
Interest in wildlife.
About my college education:
Things I learned: being a veterinarian is an all around job. Human doctors have a specialization or fields. In veterinary, we have to know them all. Radiologist, pharmacologist, nutritionist, surgeon, nurse, to name a few.
Difficult subjects: pharmacy- but most fulfilling. only a few degrees and write a prescription on drugs. Another difficult one is medicine- integration of all pre-vetmed subjects you learned.
The exams are difficult. Some shift courses, dropped out or change schools when they fail. Maybe around only half of the batch remained by graduation time.
I failed several subjects also. DVM in uplb is really difficult but can be done.
My current job:
I'm a practicing companion animal veterinarian.
I work in an animal hospital and treats dogs cats and exotic pets. A fulfilling but sometimes stressful job. But worth it.
Am I using what I learned in college:
Yep, but mostly you learn it outside college, the practical skills that they don't teach in college.
How long did it take to find a job after graduation:
Only a few weeks.
Do I recommend studying Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:
Know first if you really want to learn more about animals and medicine before taking it. This is not a course that you'll just take just because you like cats or dogs but doesn't want to learn other aspects.
Lots of employment if you are not choosy. Almost every company has a job opening.
Salary is low. Vets I think are very underpaid here. 15,000 might be the usual starting salary these days. Salary of experienced employee? Depends. But you can start your own clinic if you want to earn more.
It's fulfilling and interesting. You learn everyday.
Advice to people who are thinking of studying this course:
Always listen to class, ask you professors and learn form the best. Do not ever cheat. That's something I can be proud of despite failing some subjects. Have time to relax also. Don't be a nerdy vet. It's not your whole life but just a part of it. Don't forget to nurture other aspects of your life. And don't get someone pregnant...
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