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Patrick del Poker Grande
06-23-2005, 04:09 PM
So, let's say, hypothetically speaking of course, that I... have a friend who's going to be calling the veterinarian today to ask her something about his dog. Does he call her doctor?

What's the play here?

"I have a question for ___"
a) Doctor _____."
b) Ms. ____."
c) the Vet."

lucas9000
06-23-2005, 04:11 PM
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Veterinarian

Patrick del Poker Grande
06-23-2005, 04:12 PM
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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Veterinarian

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That was entirely too easy.

pshreck
06-23-2005, 04:13 PM
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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Veterinarian

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I don't think the question was whether or not they are technically they are referred to as Doctors.

jakethebake
06-23-2005, 04:15 PM
My wife was a vet tech. It was funny because in the 10 years she had this occupation at like 4-5 different offices, she would call probably half of them Dr. Something and half by their first names. I don't know why this was the case, but there never seemed to be any rhyme or reason to it.

tbach24
06-23-2005, 04:15 PM
We all know you don't have friends. We also know you're a dog. Just bark into the phone. The vet will understand.

jakethebake
06-23-2005, 04:16 PM
Holy crap. I just saw your avatar, pshreck. Too funny. /images/graemlins/grin.gif

lucas9000
06-23-2005, 04:17 PM
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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Veterinarian

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I don't think the question was whether or not they are technically they are referred to as Doctors.

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subject: How do you address a vet?

from my link: ...is addressed as "Dr."

tbach24
06-23-2005, 04:17 PM
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Holy crap. I just saw your avatar, pshreck. Too funny. /images/graemlins/grin.gif

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I agree. It's my favorite avatar right now.

jakethebake
06-23-2005, 04:21 PM
Doctor? He's a veterinarian? Anyone can get into veterinary school. You know doctor is supposed to be such a prestigious occupation. But it's really like one of the only jobs where you have to have your diploma right up there on the wall. It makes them seem so insecure, doesn't it? I really am a doctor you know. You think I'm not, just check it out.

Blarg
06-23-2005, 04:24 PM
Dude, vet school is extremely competitive to get into. Extremely.

chaas4747
06-23-2005, 04:25 PM
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Doctor? He's a veterinarian? Anyone can get into veterinary school. You know doctor is supposed to be such a prestigious occupation. But it's really like one of the only jobs where you have to have your diploma right up there on the wall. It makes them seem so insecure, doesn't it? I really am a doctor you know. You think I'm not, just check it out.

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Lawyers do this dumb [censored] also.

chaas4747
06-23-2005, 04:26 PM
Hey Fucker!

jakethebake
06-23-2005, 04:29 PM
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Dude, vet school is extremely competitive to get into. Extremely.

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/images/graemlins/grin.gif

swede123
06-23-2005, 04:30 PM
And accountants. Pretty much anyone with a degree that is relatively difficult to obtain. Mind you, I'm not saying it's not an ego thing, but at least it's not just doctors. Hell, even the chick who cleans the plaque off of my teeth has all her little junior college diplomas on her wall. This actually caused me to proudly display a certificate of completion of my company's sexual harassment video training. Go me!

Swede

wacki
06-23-2005, 04:31 PM
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Doctor? He's a veterinarian? Anyone can get into veterinary school. You know doctor is supposed to be such a prestigious occupation. But it's really like one of the only jobs where you have to have your diploma right up there on the wall. It makes them seem so insecure, doesn't it? I really am a doctor you know. You think I'm not, just check it out.

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Jake, stop being an ignorant dumbass. It's actually much harder to become a vet than it is to become a doctor.

The University of Sydney, for example, will only take a Year 12 graduate with a University Admission Index of 98.2. Medical science courses only need a 95.45 mark!

http://www.webwombat.com.au/careers_ed/education/vet.htm

swede123
06-23-2005, 04:34 PM
I'm not saying Jake is not a dumbass, but saying that it's easier to become a doctor than a vet doesn't exactly tell the whole story, such as what state you're living in, whether you actually want to be a specialized MD as opposed to a family doctor and so on.

Swede

chaas4747
06-23-2005, 04:35 PM
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And accountants. Pretty much anyone with a degree that is relatively difficult to obtain. Mind you, I'm not saying it's not an ego thing, but at least it's not just doctors. Hell, even the chick who cleans the plaque off of my teeth has all her little junior college diplomas on her wall. This actually caused me to proudly display a certificate of completion of my company's sexual harassment video training. Go me!

Swede

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I need to hang something on my wall that signifies that I am cool, can someone make a "Certificate of posting on 2+2 and actually getting paid for it". I promise I will frame it and everything.

lucas9000
06-23-2005, 04:37 PM
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Lawyers do this dumb [censored] also.

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most lawyers are doctors. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juris_Doctor) you may all refer to me as dr. lucas9000 from now on.

chaas4747
06-23-2005, 04:37 PM
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Doctor? He's a veterinarian? Anyone can get into veterinary school. You know doctor is supposed to be such a prestigious occupation. But it's really like one of the only jobs where you have to have your diploma right up there on the wall. It makes them seem so insecure, doesn't it? I really am a doctor you know. You think I'm not, just check it out.

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Jake, stop being an ignorant dumbass. It's actually much harder to become a vet than it is to become a doctor.

The University of Sydney, for example, will only take a Year 12 graduate with a University Admission Index of 98.2. Medical science courses only need a 95.45 mark!

http://www.webwombat.com.au/careers_ed/education/vet.htm

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Not saying this is not true. All I am saying is I never want to hear my heart surgeon say: "I was going to be a vet, but I couldn't get in so I decided to do this instead."

jakethebake
06-23-2005, 04:41 PM
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Jake, stop being an ignorant dumbass. It's actually much harder to become a vet than it is to become a doctor.

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I guess the reference was too obscure.

lucas9000
06-23-2005, 04:42 PM
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Jake, stop being an ignorant dumbass. It's actually much harder to become a vet than it is to become a doctor.

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I guess the reference was too obscure.

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seinfeld?

Morgan O'Mally
06-23-2005, 04:44 PM
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Doctor? He's a veterinarian? Anyone can get into veterinary school. You know doctor is supposed to be such a prestigious occupation. But it's really like one of the only jobs where you have to have your diploma right up there on the wall. It makes them seem so insecure, doesn't it? I really am a doctor you know. You think I'm not, just check it out.

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Jake, stop being an ignorant dumbass. It's actually much harder to become a vet than it is to become a doctor.

The University of Sydney, for example, will only take a Year 12 graduate with a University Admission Index of 98.2. Medical science courses only need a 95.45 mark!

http://www.webwombat.com.au/careers_ed/education/vet.htm

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My boy is wicked smart!

jakethebake
06-23-2005, 04:44 PM
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Jake, stop being an ignorant dumbass. It's actually much harder to become a vet than it is to become a doctor.

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I guess the reference was too obscure.

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seinfeld?

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Ding.

M2d
06-23-2005, 04:49 PM
"Hey, Dogboy"
I call my friend who's a vet this all the time.

wacki
06-23-2005, 04:52 PM
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such as what state you're living in,

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It's pretty much that way in every state/country.

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whether you actually want to be a specialized MD as opposed to a family doctor and so on.

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I kind of figured this much would be obvious.

swede123
06-23-2005, 04:59 PM
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I need to hang something on my wall that signifies that I am cool, can someone make a "Certificate of posting on 2+2 and actually getting paid for it". I promise I will frame it and everything.

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http://img279.echo.cx/img279/8973/chaas47477au.th.jpg (http://img279.echo.cx/my.php?image=chaas47477au.jpg)

You're on your own when it comes to framing...

Swede

Alobar
06-23-2005, 05:02 PM
Ive always used "the vet" right or wrong its what I go with, and will continue to use

Patrick del Poker Grande
06-23-2005, 05:04 PM
Wow. I'm glad you guys are having so much fun with this one. To be honest, I really didn't think it'd get even 5 replies, especially after Dr. lucas9000 spoiled all the debating fun with that easy answer in the first reply.

I thought for sure I'd have to ask how much I'm supposed to tip her in order to get this kind of response.

chaas4747
06-23-2005, 05:10 PM
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I need to hang something on my wall that signifies that I am cool, can someone make a "Certificate of posting on 2+2 and actually getting paid for it". I promise I will frame it and everything.

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http://img279.echo.cx/img279/8973/chaas47477au.th.jpg (http://img279.echo.cx/my.php?image=chaas47477au.jpg)

You're on your own when it comes to framing...

Swede

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Printed and saved. That is awesome thanks!

stabn
06-23-2005, 05:11 PM
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Wow. I'm glad you guys are having so much fun with this one. To be honest, I really didn't think it'd get even 5 replies, especially after Dr. lucas9000 spoiled all the debating fun with that easy answer in the first reply.

I thought for sure I'd have to ask how much I'm supposed to tip her in order to get this kind of response.

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I'd give her a bone...

J.R.
06-23-2005, 05:17 PM
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Jake, stop being an ignorant dumbass. It's actually much harder to become a vet than it is to become a doctor.

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not in the U.S.

It is statistically harder to get into a veterinary medicine college than it is to get into a human medical college because of the limited number of veterinary colleges (only 27 in the United States) compared to medical colleges. that's a supply issue.

BUT, you only need four years of vet. school and then you sit for the exam (no vet. equivalent of a medical residency- which is no fun), and by all accounts vet school isn't as difficult/competitive as med. school (the super bright folks by and large work on people, not other animals), and medical shool is generally regarded as more complex/challenging than vet. school- human body is quite complex, and our understading of human complexity is greater than of other animals.

not to dump on vets, who are bright and do great stuff, but come on here, u can't say its harder becuase there are less schools IMO. there's more to a postgraduate degree than getting into school.

wacki
06-23-2005, 05:22 PM
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It's actually much harder to get accepted into vet school than it is to get into med school.

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better?

M2d
06-23-2005, 05:23 PM
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Wow. I'm glad you guys are having so much fun with this one. To be honest, I really didn't think it'd get even 5 replies, especially after Dr. lucas9000 spoiled all the debating fun with that easy answer in the first reply.

I thought for sure I'd have to ask how much I'm supposed to tip her in order to get this kind of response.


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I'd give her a bone...

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In her pooper?

Richie Rich
06-23-2005, 05:26 PM
How would you address a dentist?

stabn
06-23-2005, 05:30 PM
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Wow. I'm glad you guys are having so much fun with this one. To be honest, I really didn't think it'd get even 5 replies, especially after Dr. lucas9000 spoiled all the debating fun with that easy answer in the first reply.

I thought for sure I'd have to ask how much I'm supposed to tip her in order to get this kind of response.


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I'd give her a bone...

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In her pooper?

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That was the implication /images/graemlins/smile.gif.

stabn
06-23-2005, 05:31 PM
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How would you address a dentist?

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Lying down.

M2d
06-23-2005, 05:31 PM
If she's hot enough, there are lots of places to bury a bone

M2d
06-23-2005, 05:32 PM
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How would you address a dentist?

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"Sadistic SOB"