Saturday, May 26, 2012

It's twu.

Y'know, vets are always giving MDs shit for not being "real doctors". For the most part we're just kidding around, and of course we recognize that any career in the medical profession is tough. But then, deep down, there's an element of truth to our good-natured ribbing. And this t-shirt sums it up pretty nicely...

Because MDs have anesthetists (they're not even required to take an anesthesiology course in med school), phlebotomists, pharmacists, surgeons, etc. We don't, we have to fill those jobs ourselves. We do dentals; MDs don't. Your average family physician does routine vaccinations and health exams and will never be required to treat an emergency such as a hit by car case. We do all of that.

And we have to know how to do it all for a minimum of five species with their own unique anatomy, physiology, drug reactions, etc.


  1. Oh, I'm sure it's five *vertebrate* species. Try learning the natural and life histories, physiology, and biomechanics of the other 99%. (Ph.D. in Invertebrate zoology) ;-)