Stormi Kopp, Hour 2

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of ones soul remains unawakened." -Anatole France


  • Works with small and big animals
  • On call most of the time
  • Works with people just as much as animals
  • Lots of schooling
  • Need a license
  • Have to pass 2 national exams to practice
  • Perform surgery on animals
  • Prescribe medication
  • Euthanize animals
  • Treat and dress wounds


- You get to work with animals (I personally love animals)

- Good pay

- Work can be gratifying (it can be very rewarding)


- Can be emotionally draining

- On call a lot

- Work a lot of hours

American Animal Hospital Association

12575 Bayaud Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80228
Phone: 303-986-2800
Toll-free: 800-252-2242
Fax: 303-986-1700


Do you love working with big and small animals? Do you like talking to people, too? If you said yes to these questions then a veterinarian is for you. You work with animals and people. You work with people just as much as animals. Veterinarians practice medicine and surgery with companion pets, animals raised for human consumption, horses, animals in zoos, animals for military use, or in a combination of fields. Most people work in an office with companion pets. Some people have a truck and travel to ranches, farms, or zoos. Veterinarians work around 45 to 80 hours a week and are on call most of the time. If you own your own practice then you're on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year. So it cuts into personal and family time. It takes a lot of schooling but it's definitely worth it in the long run. The job pays very well and work can be gratifying! If this sounds interesting to you then call 1(800)VETS-HELP or go to our website,


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