I have heard as well as read that there is a growing shortage of large animal veterinarians in this country. I suppose that working with large creatures may pose certain risks that small animal vets don’t have to face, but trust me, my sister who has done it all, assures me that there is no lack of risk when working with “little” animals. Just recently one of man’s best friends sunk his canines (So that’s why they’re called canines!) into her hand. Ouch. Suffice to say, while I am sure that working with all creatures, both great and small, sometimes the job can be very rewarding and sometimes it can really bite.