Originally Posted by Thorn4
Canada is a bit different, and the pay for Vets here it fairly high.
I think you should do some more research. I've done externships up there and work with several vets at my equine hospital who will put that myth to rest. If you want high pay, you're definitely going to have to do the specialty route (about 12 years education post-highschool) and work in a specialty center, which means a somewhat urban environment. It could vary depending on what province you're in, but the general rural mixed practicioner you're describing is the kind of externships I went for and those vets were not raking in the dough by any means. It would be a long long time after graduation that you started making a respectable salary.
AGAIN! Not being a wet blanket, just see so many vet students who are stuck doing this because they were poorly informed. I think it is a wonderful profession which is why I am going for it (especially rural mixed practice) but you do need to know what you're getting in to.