Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Large animal vets are in extremely high demand, especially in rural areas that have horses and cattle.
The vet service where I take my dog used to do large animals, but they've gotten out of it. The smaller animals are easier to deal with, transport, and are more lucrative.
I'm not trying to discourage you, but you have to be prepared to be called out in all sorts of weather, and willing and able to dispatch an animal at a moment's notice during an emergency situation. You also face the dangers of being hurt by them, sometimes badly, because a large, frightened animal in pain isn't always controllable.
I think we need more large animal vets, but I certainly understand why new vets tend to stick with the smaller animals.