Hi all - I have a 16 year old D who has decided that vet school is in her future (she hopes). I know that vet school is expensive and that most vet careers don't pay that well, so I'm trying to help her get a realistic idea of career opportunities and how much debt would be reasonable, etc.
She is doing an internship at the UGA large animal vet hospital this summer (we live nearby) and is absolutely loving the experience. We were talking about the different type of practices vets can have and she says she has enjoyed the large animal experience this summer, but would like to work on small animals too. My admittedly ill-informed impression is that most vets are either small animal private practice, or large animal farm type practice. Are there types of practices that encompass both? Maybe in small farming communities one vet practice could service both family pets and farm animals, I guess? Are there any other practice options I'm not thinking of that would encompass a wide variety of animal types?
I'd appreciate any information/advice or links to sources for veterinary career options. Thanks!