August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Given the controversy that surrounds vaccinations, pet owners also wonder whether or not their pets really need all the vaccinations that veterinarians recommend. To follow is a list of the vaccinations most commonly recommended for our companion animals, along with information to help you pet owners when to say yes, and when to say no.
Would you still pick veterinary medicine as your career? Would you attend veterinarian school again? To find out, in a June poll, we asked that question. With just over 100 responses so far, the results are discouraging.
The majority of respondents, 42%, said No, and 20% said they Didn’t Know. Only 38% said Yes, they would do it again.
As we have all noted, the profession of veterinary medicine is largely becoming more and more female. Why exactly is that and what does this mean for the future of the profession?