Shoreline Animal Hospital: The role of a veterinarian

CLINTON, Conn. (WTNH) — It can often be seen that there is a special relationship between pets and their owners. Pets become a member of the family. For veterinarians, there is a lot of hard work and schooling that is done in order to learn to provide the best quality of care.

News 8 sat down with Dr. Michelle West and Dr. Julie Berman from Shoreline Animal Hospital in Clinton to discuss their jobs and what led them to this career path.

“We’ve been doing this long enough that we see a lot of patients from the first time of their visit until it’s time to say goodbye. We get very attached to these animals over the years and feel like part of their family. We really want to be the family doctor for your pets,” said Dr. Berman.

Dr. Berman and Dr. West emphasized that their job is to support the relationship between the pets and their owners. The two have been working at Shoreline Animal Hospital for the past ten years and said how being a veterinarian is something that they would not change.

“I always wanted to be a veterinarian, always,” said West, “It was always my goal, I never changed my mind. Never wavered.”

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