Most veterinarians don't work on a per/hour basis. Considering the amount of schooling we go through (4 years of college + 4 years of veterinary school), we are not as well paid as our MD counterparts. That being said, most of us are not in this profession for the money. We can earn a decent living, but we work long hours.
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