Veterinarians are accorded a great deal of respect and community standing. They have the opportunity to make a difference in hundreds of people's lives and can greatly improve the lives and happiness of thousands of animals. Most veterinarians make a comfortable living, although relatively few ever feel "rich" in money. You become an integral and vital part of the community in which you live and work. If you ever get bored with your current position, you can always find another aspect of veterinary medicine to get into and be fired up about.