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Would You Rather Be a Veterinarian or a Pediatrician?

It's hard to pass judgment on a career you haven't had, but forget education, relevant experience, and interview contacts for a second. Which career do you think is cooler?


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aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Ped. I see what my sister goes through I I would be heart broken all the time.
Lyv Lyv 8 years
I like children but if I had to work with kids, I'd go for pedagogy. I'd much rather treat sick animals than sick children. :(
cdent4 cdent4 8 years
LOVE kids. Actually thinking about going back to school to become a Peds nurse.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
pediatrician i don't like many animals and the ones i do love (doggies) i can't see them sick or hurt
xxstardust xxstardust 8 years
I chose vet only because it's the lesser of two evils. I like animals, but am *quite* allergic ... but sick kids just make me sob. I can't handle seriously ill kids.
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
Veterinarian for sure. I have patience issues with children - when they're sick it's even worse.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i would rather work with kids than animals. at least you can get a sense of what's making a child hurt rather than with an animal when you sometimes have to guess what's wrong with them, and it's harder.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
No doubt a VET.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Vet all the way, I love animals (i've worked at an animal clinic and nursed two dogs of my own that died from cancer). To all the people saying they'd prefer to be a vet because they don't have to deal with parents. You are so wrong! Animal parents can be really frustrating too because a lot of times they won't put a very sick and in-pain animal down because "they just can't" meanwhile you see how much this poor animal is suffering and clearly doesn't want to be in such misery. Also you get alot of people who tell you "I dont care what it costs, do whatever you need to do!" and when you let them know what the actual costs will be they looks at you like youre crazy (I've actually had several people tell the vet I worked for "Are you crazy? Thats so much money, and its only a a stupid dog/cat!". Insane people).
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
Vet is the lesser of two evils. I can't stand sick kids or animals. Both tug at my heart strings too much. Being a vet would also mean you don't have to deal with stressed-out parents.
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
There wasn't a neither option, so I chose pediatrician. I couldn't be a vet because part of their job is putting sick/old animals down (and I sobbed during that scene in Marley and Me). But being a pediatrician would be equally hard b/se kids are so down when they're sick.
a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 8 years
animal bites? no thanks!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Neither, as I would have become one or the other.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
Definitely vet. I'm so with bluebird on this one.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
Pediatrician. I don't like most animals especially dogs
wildegurl wildegurl 8 years
when i was younger, being a vet was my dream job... and then i took biology and found i wasn't a "science chick"
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
kids are gross. vet, no doubt.
Frenched Frenched 8 years
I'm more of an animal person so I'd choose veterinarian.
minxa25 minxa25 8 years
Pediatrician all the way..
brandi797 brandi797 8 years
I am a me, there's nothing better!
bluebird bluebird 8 years
Vet. I cry when Animal Cops comes on TV, but have pretty much no pity for small, oozy, whiny children. Hence why I don't have any...
teegaall teegaall 8 years
Pediatrician. I'm not an animal/pet person.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Vet- I couldn't deal with strep throat day in and day out.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I actually almost did go to vet school, but I didn't get in. I didn't grow up on a farm or major in Animal Science, both of which would have helped me get in. I've worked in vet clinics to get experience and it would be such a fun job. Of course, most of the time it's pretty mundane shots and selling heartworm medication, but you get to see so many adorable animals! I'd much rather work around animals all day than dealing with sick kids and their stressed-out parents.
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