Personal accounts: True tales of veterinary spending

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Personal accounts: True tales of veterinary spending

Ever wondered, "How can my coworker afford THAT?" or thought, "I don't know how anyone lives on what she makes?" Here's your chance to see how other veterinary professionals are managing their money.
Oct 07, 2017
By dvm360.com staff

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Money management is all about choices. Where you live, the job you take, what you spend. But when it feels like the money's drifting out of the bank account much quicker than it flows in, it's hard to get a handle on where it all goes. We asked several veterinary professionals from different jobs and areas of the country to track their spending for one week. Our goal: to share what they've learned from a deep dive into the cost of living and the choices we make every day. 

While it's hard to get agreement on what's an essential need vs. a luxury, we ask our readers to remember these journals make these anonymous diarists very vulnerable. Please be respectful in the comments. 

 

Personal accounts: Underwater on a vet tech's pay
Personal accounts: A technician’s money journal reviews a week in Phoenix on a $24,816 salary.

Personal accounts: A week in Virginia on $90k a year
This associate veterinarian recently relocated and started a new job at a busy general practice.

 

Personal accounts: A week in Utah on $70K a year
After a week of foreign intestinal bodies and dental slab fractures, this introverted associate seeks the comfort of Netflix and gardening … and a new veterinary tech gadget.

 

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