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Re: Kids wanting be veterinarians

What's the appropriate thing to say to them after they declare a desire to become a vet?

A) "Well, you had better get off your ass and start bringing home some decent grades for a change." B) "That's fine, honey. But there's a lot more to it than just loving cute animals." C) "That would really make us proud." D) "Yeah, right." E) "I'll alert WSU." F) "Well, if you think that is a way to practice medicine without having to deal with idiots, I have news for you. People -- irresponsible, stupid, dim-bulb people -- are behind the dog and cat overpopulation and are directly to blame for a high percentage of the sad cases that will come through your door." G) "It will take you forever to pay off your loans." H) "Well, maybe one day you will be able to tell someone who is about your age that Blackie or Queenie is going to be OK and that grateful kid will look up at you in a way that you will remember for a long, long time." I) Other.        

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