Seeing the silent and deep felt look of gratitude in my patients' eyes is the greatest joy I can achieve and the reason I became a veterinarian.
Like the Doberman Baby Girl that couldn't walk well due to neurological disease, and now is able to walk and be self sufficient; a delight to her and her owners. Yesterday she came for a follow-up exam and rested her head on my lap in gratitude, and my heart, it melted with joy.
Like the cat Dusty that due to severe inflammatory bowel disease couldn't keep any food down, was losing weight and withdrawing. Now the vomiting has stopped and weight is gained and Dusty is purring again.
These are the true reasons, and only reasons to become a veterinarian, and one should always remember that and cherish that and strive for that.
Dr. Ehud Sela
Gentle Vet Animal Hospital