Veterinarian – Dr. Travis McDermott

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Day in the life of
Veterinarian – Dr. Travis McDermott

Dr. Travis McDermott
Veterinarian
Durango Animal Hospital

I start work at 6AM Monday-Saturday and stop seeing appointments at 4PM (although I am usually here until closer to 5PM). I do have a small block for lunch/meetings, but I usually use that time to accommodate clients that have an emergency.

6AM-8AM: I spend my time seeing walk-ins and checking in procedures for the day (surgeries/dentals).

8AM-4PM: I see appointments and complete procedures in between (dental extractions, mass removals, endoscopy, ultrasounds, etc).

After 4PM: I focus on making sure all labwork was submitted and calling owners with results, and answering messages.

Pros

Variety (I can go from giving a cats vaccines to taking a dogs spleen out in a matter of minutes), developing relationships with pet owners, and puppies

Cons

It can be long hours and dealing with pet owners struggling with financial limitations and handling euthanasias

Dr. Travis McDermott
Durango Animal Hospital

Dr. Travis McDermott
Veterinarian
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Veterinarians

diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

Salary: $108350
Salary Rank: A
Education: Doctoral degree
Becoming One: Very Hard
Job Satisfaction: High
Job Growth: High
Suitable Personality: The Thinker