- Write enough medical notes per year that if printed on A4 paper they would reach 7.5 times around an Olympic Stadium's athletics track
That's right, well over 10,000 pages worth of notes. This is why they are often not the most reliable dinner companions.
- Studied for about 10,000 hours to complete their 5-year university education
And from 2015 new veterinarians will have to undertake up to 3 additional years of undergraduate study in Australia so they will have to add many more hours to this total.
- Never stop studying
From required continuing education to keep up to date and maintain their registration to learning about new drugs, treatments, techniques and advances in health science. A medical professional's training is never at an end.
OUR VETERINARY NURSES
Give very little to Animal welfare organisations while relying on them to fill a need
Unfortunately insurance companies have yet to put a system in place like HICAPS for human health insurance, which allows immediate claims with your insurer. We hope they set something like this up in the future. Until this happens the insurance companies require you to pay your veterinary health care provider and then claim from your insurer, just like the old days with human health insurance.
- Have lived as long as x years