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IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE ANIMALS: VETERINARIANS' PERSPECTIVES ON THEIR WORK

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Date Issued:
2012
Abstract/Description:
This study examines lived experiences of veterinarians. A common feature of being a veterinarian is curing and caring for nonhuman animals. It is the love and connection most veterinarians share for animals that ignite their journey to become an animal doctor. Data collected during semi-structured interviews with 17 veterinarians reveal that there are many more intricacies to the job than just animal medicine. These veterinarians suggest that they must treat animals as learning tools during veterinary training and once they complete school, they deal with people and business on a regular basis. Most veterinarians would like their jobs to be animal-centric, but these data show that they are not.
Title: IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE ANIMALS: VETERINARIANS' PERSPECTIVES ON THEIR WORK.
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Name(s): Owens, Nicole, Author
Grauerholz, Elizabeth, Committee Chair
Sikorska, Elzbieta, Committee Member
Jasinski, Jana, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study examines lived experiences of veterinarians. A common feature of being a veterinarian is curing and caring for nonhuman animals. It is the love and connection most veterinarians share for animals that ignite their journey to become an animal doctor. Data collected during semi-structured interviews with 17 veterinarians reveal that there are many more intricacies to the job than just animal medicine. These veterinarians suggest that they must treat animals as learning tools during veterinary training and once they complete school, they deal with people and business on a regular basis. Most veterinarians would like their jobs to be animal-centric, but these data show that they are not.
Identifier: CFE0004420 (IID), ucf:49369 (fedora)
Note(s): 2012-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Sociology
Masters
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Subject(s): veterinarians -- veterinary medicine -- animals -- qualitative -- nonhuman animals -- work -- socialization -- professional socialization -- professionalization
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004420
Restrictions on Access: campus 2013-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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