By mike h - 10/08/2012 04:37 - United States - Mcadoo
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It's sad I know, but if they were sick or hurt you're still helping them. You have a great job OP, be proud.
I agree with 48. It's not an easy job to stomach. So OP be proud you made the lives of 12 dogs and 5 cats much better by ending their pain and suffering. And I'm sure you have years to go on your job and you will help animals and many owners with their pets. :) good luck
So you can put down an animal that is in pain and say that they needed to, however when a human is suffering, it's not okay. I fail to see how an animal's life is less than a human's life. As a matter a fact human's are a type of animal so in other words I fail to see how non-human animals should die because they are suffering when they could be cures no matter the cost, but a human oh no no no they must not die. Non-human animals are just as important.
99- OP did say being a vet is their dream job. Plus, anything in the medical field, such as a veterinarian, is a prestigious job in my book. Thus making it a great job viewed by myself and many others. And no one ever said putting down other people's pets is a good time.
I agree with #97. For example, if a dog is put down for a broken leg people would say it's good for them and puts them out of their misery. Yet if a human had a broken leg you wouldn't put them down! and if someone did they'd go to jail for a very long time and be on the news etc.. But people treat animals like they matter less, which is totally unfair.
I once wanted to be a vet, but the thought of having to put down so many animals turned me away. I realized I made a good decision as even reading this FML makes me cry.
At least you put them out of their pain OP, best of luck for tomorrow!
Thank you, 4, for stating that. I had to tell my friend, who I lived with, while she was in Vet school, doing her externship, that it will be part of her job. And, although it is sad, at least the animals won't be in pain anymore. She stopped crying so much after I explained that to her.
Sadly, that's how it is. At least you'll have good times, not just death all the time. Look forward to all the animals you'll be helping!
Bad days happen :( but just think- you will get practiced and you won't hurt as much after each time you gotta put them down.