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Stress

You will never take the phrase "It's a matter of life and death!" lightly again. You will have many extreme highs and lows nearly every day on the job, and you are going to have to find a way to deal with death and animals that are in intense pain, and learn to distance yourself to a certain extent without seeming uncaring. It won't do the owners any good if you are also a crumpled, sobbing mess.