No, we don’t choose our profession based on our potential for income. We don’t usually make the kind of money our extensive educations might suggest. The average income for vets is $65K for women and $95K for men (I will address this income disparity in a later post).

While this may amount to a respectable income for most people, it does not seem like so much money when your student loan bill is $1,200 a month.

It especially seems like a paltry sum when your high school classmate selling medical equipment (who, incidentally, dropped out of community college) is driving the Porsche you see in your dreams and dating the gorgeous blonde model who dumped you back in the ninth grade.

This happens.

So don`t marry us for our money, OK?