An ideal career for animal lovers with a penchant for medicine, becoming a veterinarian can help you make a difference within your community and beyond. Whether you’ve been practicing for a while or are new to the industry, the idea of opening your own veterinary clinic may have crossed your mind. With that, it’s a huge undertaking to make sure you are responsible in establishing and maintaining it. Having financial savvy, marketing acumen and veterinarian skills to apply may seem like a superhuman job, but with proper planning, it can be a worthwhile success.
While pets make for great, loyal companions, not everyone takes proper care of his or her animals. Whether for personal gain or as thoughtless cruelty, some pet owners and individuals mistreat and abuse their pets. To raise awareness and work to prevent this type of behavior, every April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. The ASPCA, or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, leads the cause and is a resource and not-for-profit organization that works to instill animal-friendly legislation as well as proper pet care technique.
Every year, more than 1 billion people around the globe engage events, rallies and festivals to celebrate Earth Day. This day strives to call attention back to environmental practices and community activism that may have fallen by the wayside and whether you want to host a waste removal event in your area or help (or launch) a community garden, Earth Day reminds us all of the actions we can take in our lives for cleaner, greener living.
There are countless ways to get involved this Earth Day, so mark your calendar April 22 and check out these opportunities to participate.