There are plenty of other jobs that help animals, believe me. Being is a vet is just the first that comes to mind, many of which don't require as much college and competition as vets do. There are rehabilitators, zoo keepers, trainers, and a lot more. I had a list that I made a year so back and have been adding to as I find jobs that intrest me, but I can't find it! Look around, and if you really want a job with animals, research. You might just find the one for you :)
and the temporary pain vets cause is for good, you know it. When you get shots at a doctor, it stings, but it helps. When you get stiches or go under surgery, it might not be pleasant, but it's much better than actually living without it. What vets do is for the good of the creature, and believe it or not, their interactions with their patients don't always involve pain. (Sorry, I'm striving to be a vet (I'm not squeemish, internships during the summer are my life and I've been looking through lots of different types of animal or art realted jobs, but that just calls to me) and statements like that ruffle my feathers XD)
Last edited by JKfish; 11-24-2010 at 08:03 PM.