As most people in this field would say, "veterinary medicine because people are gross." I believe that pets are an important part of life. Pets are always there for you, you are their best friend, pets teach responsibility and how to care for others. Pets can help us in many ways: from service dogs and cats, to the horses that veterans can use to help with PTSD. As pets are an important part of our society, I believe that they deserve the best care and treatment that can be provided. There are plenty of people that work in the human medical field, but it takes a special person to work in the veterinary field. Animals can live for long amounts of time, but most companion animals do not. They deserve the best care while they are on this planet. With it being said that animals sometimes only live a short while, most of our "patients" pass on within our lifetime. Dealing with the loss over and over again is hard. I could not imagine working in some place like a nursing home where I get to know the life stories of the residents and then they pass. That is heartbreaking. But if I can improve the quality of life for many patients, I will be satisfied.