Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Thinking about training to be a dentist.
My equine dentist came out today, Lucas was a hero and was done in a field with no sedation. I think this is in large part due to my equine dentist and how he is in his general demeanor.
I don't care for power tools, and would prefer the old school way of doing it by hand.
Maybe I am crazy, but I am thinking about asking him if I can go out with him on days when I have nothing going on with the kids once they start up school again. I can't ask for an apprenticeship as I have too many commitments at short notice with the kids, but maybe I can just tag along and learn.
For the past two visits, my equine dentist has been threatening to retire, if he does, my only option then would be a vet with power tools. I don't want power tools in my horses mouth, and I don't want a vet, I want someone who is more specialist.
My dentist tells me he won't take on an apprentice as he will not set them up into a career that is dying. I am not American, so I realize my ideas are probably not the norm. Are there others out there that want old school hand tools? Over sedation and power tools?
Is it worth it to tag along with him and learn? Over the benefit of doing my own or friends horses, could I make a living doing this?