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What It Takes to Be a Veterinarian

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Many veterinarians say they decided what career to pursue at a very young age. In most cases, it was because they loved animals. Yet even though this is an important quality for veterinarians, there is much more to it than that. The road to a career in veterinary medicine is long and difficult, and involves years of college study, hands-on training, and hard work.

An Early Start

Young people interested in veterinary careers often start preparing while they are still in high school. That is because the college classes that veterinary students need are very heavy in science and math. High school students who take chemistry, biology, physics, and calculus, as well as other science and math courses, will have an easier time in college. Also, by taking these classes they are more likely to be accepted into the college of their choice.

Another way young people prepare for veterinary careers is to volunteer or work part-time at animal clinics, zoos, farms, animal shelters, or wildlife parks. When Dr. Posnikoff was in high school she worked part-time for the veterinarian who saved her horse’s life. Later, because of her interest in horses, she worked at a horse-racing track. She offers this advice for young people interested in veterinary careers: “Work hard at school and get good grades… Get lots of experience with animals. Really be sure that veterinary medicine is your calling.”2

Preprofessional Study

To become veterinarians, high school graduates must attend a four-year college or university before being admitted to veterinary school. During their undergraduate college years, preveterinary students may choose their own major. According to the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine, one of the top veterinary schools in the United States, five majors are most common for aspiring veterinarians. These are animal science, poultry science, zoology (the study of animals), biology, biochemistry (the chemistry of living things), and microbiology (the study of living organisms that can be seen only under a microscope). Although most students who are admitted to veterinary school have earned a bachelor’s degree, this is not always a requirement. However, these schools require students to complete a number of specialized college classes, which usually takes about three years.

There are less than thirty-five veterinary schools in North America and a limited amount of openings for new students—which means being accepted into veterinary school is highly competitive. When considering applicants, the schools evaluate such factors as grade average, college curriculum, experience with animals, and entrance examination scores.

Four Intense Years

Once students are accepted into veterinary school, they have a tough road ahead of them. Dr. Posnikoff explains: “Four years sounds like a long time, but it goes by so quickly and there is so much to learn. I wish I could go back to school and take those classes again… I would probably listen a whole lot better!”

Most veterinary programs are divided into two phases. The first phase is academic and involves two years of intense science-related study. Students take classes in anatomy, physiology, patho­logy, pharmacology, and microbiology. Much of their time is spent in classrooms and in college laboratories. In addition they must spend many hours on library research, reading assignments, and studying for exams. Because of the heavy workload, it is common for veterinary students to work and study at all hours of the day and night, including weekends.

The second half of veterinary school is the clinical phase. Students continue attending classes to learn about animal diseases, surgery, and other science and medical subjects. They also begin to apply what they have learned by working in an animal hospital or clinic. Most veterinary schools have teaching hospitals right on their campuses. These are actual clinics where people can take their pets for treatment. Under the supervision of instructors (who are also licensed veterinarians), students gain hands-on experience with animals. They learn how to give examinations, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries, and perform surgery.

The Fourth Year and Beyond

During the fourth year, students do clinical rotations, which allows them to work with many different types of veterinarians. They may observe and assist veterinary surgeons, dermatologists, oncologists, and ophthalmologists, as well as other specialists. Students also experience veterinary specialties such as aquatic medicine, exotic-animal medicine, and zoo-animal medicine. In most cases veterinary students are not required to complete an internship during their college training. However, many choose to do so anyway to gain valuable work experience. Students who want to specialize in a particular type of animal or area of medicine must usually complete a one-year internship after veterinary school.

Before graduates can practice veterinary medicine, they must get a license from the state in which they plan to work. This certifies them as a doctor of veterinary medicine, or DVM. Then they may set up their own practice or join a practice with other veterinarians. Yet even though they have finished school, their education does not end. To keep up with the latest knowledge and technology, veterinarians must read scientific journals and participate in professional seminars and workshops. Also, many states require them to attend education courses to keep their veterinary licenses current.

The Right Stuff

Students who make it through veterinary school know how much work is involved in being a veterinarian. But along with the willingness to work hard, there are certain personal qualities veterinarians need. They must have confidence in themselves, and be able to think quickly, solve problems, and make decisions. Also, along with caring deeply about animals, they must be able to work well with people. They need excellent communication skills, including the ability to listen well.

One essential quality for veterinarians is the ability to cope with difficult situations. No matter how skilled they may be, there are times when they cannot save an animal that is seriously injured or sick. There are also times when it is necessary to euthanize an animal, or put it to sleep. Most veterinarians say that is the most difficult part of their jobs. Even though an animal may be suffering from disease or injury, they still feel sorrow for having to take its life. If the animal is someone’s beloved pet, veterinarians must be sensitive to the owner’s grief.

Not everyone is cut out for a career in veterinary medicine. Even people who have a deep affection for animals may not want to become animal doctors. However, for those who have the right personal qualities—and the willingness to spend years, energy, and money to be educated and trained—becoming a veterinarian is the best possible choice they could make.

2 Quoted in “I’m an Equine Veterinarian,” p. 28.

3 Quoted in “I’m an Equine Veterinarian,” p. 28.

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over 6 years ago

Hello my name is Sarai I am 13 and I've always wanted to be a vet. but my dad is against it and says I won't get any money with that job but who care about the money when you can save animals right please put a thumbs up to show my dad that I am right:) thanks

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over 7 years ago

Hey everyone, I'm so impressed to see such dedication from young students in middle and high school. I'm a junior undergraduate at Colorado State and am applying for vet school for the second time this year. First, get good grades. You need to have at least a 3.5 undergraduate GPA to get into vet school, and the most important classes to get A's in are your science classes. Don't get involved with drugs and alcohol because it will waste your time and energy and you need to work really hard during the years when lots of your friends will be distracted by partying and too absorbed in their social life. Become a skilled exam taker, especially for standardized tests like the SAT. Volunteer as much as you can in veterinary situations or just with animals and keep track of everything you do, and develop good connections with people you work for because you need three letters of recommendation each time you apply to vet school. Volunteer with as many different kinds of vets as you can even if you are interested in one particular kind of animal; zoo, wildlife, equine, small animal, aquatic, food animal, poultry, or even at pathology labs, the more variety the better. You also have to write a personal statement about the personal qualities you possess that would make you a good vet, like confidence, compassion, communication etc. and when you go through an experience that tests those qualities, take note of it so youll remember it later when you write about yourself. Don't write your life story in your personal statement, they already get that info from your application. Good luck everyone and dont stress too much, life is a marathon not a foot race!

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over 6 years ago

Hi. Im Mya and im only 12 years old. Im doing a project in my class and I went on this site for information. I want to be a zookeeper or a vet one day. I have also comsiderd being a breeder. Your site is very helpful and its given me everything I need.



Thank You.



Sincerely,



Mya

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almost 7 years ago

Hi, I'm turning 16 this year and I'm already aiming to get a scholarship to get into a veterinary science course overseas as my country does not offer the course. Reading this article made me even more adamant on becoming a veterinarian.

I'm currently taking chemistry, physics and biology in school. Along with calculus. I'm happy to say that I'm getting mostly A's for these subjects. If anyone really wants to be a veterinarian, you have to work hard to get good grades! Even if you suck at the subjects, keep trying and ask your teachers questions when you don't understand. Even if it means you don't have a social life, at least you're closer to getting your dream job.

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almost 7 years ago

well... im a senior now in high school and spend a lot of time at the race track exercising and racing horses and became interested in becoming a track veterinarian to work with the race horses. becoming a vet takes like 8 years of college i know, but is there anyway it could be shorter, because the only animal i would want to work with would be horses.

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almost 5 years ago

Hello my name is Elizabeth and I am 12 years old in the 7th grade and I have wanted to be a vet. ever since I got my first dog which was when I was about 4 or 5. His name is Colby right now he lives with my stepdad in Texas with his pal champ which is a puppy that I took care of for my aunt when I was 5. I realized I wanted to be a vet. after Colby got hit by a car he was perfectly fine but it scared me and I didn't want to lose him and I know that if I become a vet. I can help other people save there pets and I know that there will be times when I wont be able to save the animal that I'm working on but it makes me feel good knowing that I try my hardest to save all the animals I can everyday. Recently I got a dog for my 11th birthday his name is Crackers and he is a real handful but I still love him. He almost died but because of my stepmom he was just fine and that pushed me to want to become a vet. even more. Whenever I don't get good grades on my report card my dad tells me that I have to get good grades when I go to college or else I wont be able to be a vet. and I promise that I will work hard everyday to be an amazing student so I can do my best when I go to college. So please click the thumbs up button to encourage me to work hard at being a vet. Thank you :)

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over 6 years ago

i would like to make a difference in life.nobody knows i wonderful animals are. if every one helps at least one animal life would change alot.

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over 5 years ago

Hi my name is Sheldon, and I have aways wanted to be a vet since I was a little boy. Now I'm 18 bout to be 19 and I and I am in 12th grade I have been looking up information for being a vet and I am just so excited to be able to use the information I've found...I'm hoping to be able to start my own career and have the biggest building. I just will feel so good knowing that I'm not the only person that want to help animals and I just don't only want to help them but i want to save and rescue animals too. There is no need to be killing animals just because you don't have room for them. And like Alexcia Galvan said opening up a non-killing animal shelter, that will also be in my building...I'm hoping to make a change and in every pets life. I breaks my heart to see animals dying for no reason...but when im finished with college or colleges and also veterinary school im going to be the best vet anyone will ever know, and as a matter of fact I'm bout to have an interview in a veterinary hospital...so that will help me in starting my dream and making my future come closer to being my present...I'm ready for the task and all the challenges that will come my way.Veterinarian has been on my mind since i was bout 4 years old im going on 19 and I'm still growing strong about my decision

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over 6 years ago

my name is brittani. I am 17 and i am a junior in high school. i love animals and i have worked at an animal shelter in new market, mn since i was just 9 years old. i love all animals and havent met an animal i dont like yet. i think this site is very helpful and convenient and it actually made what i want to do a lot clearer. i would like to be a zoologist or a veterinarian. seeing what the jobs entail and what i have to do, it makes me want to do it even more! thank you:)

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almost 5 years ago

My name is Elizabeth and I have wanted to be a vet ever since I got my first dog which was when I was about 4 or 5. Whenever I get a bad grade on my report card my dad uses the fact that in veterinary school and earlier years in college that I will have to get good grades and work as hard as I can to succeed in my journey to become a veterinarian and I promise I will try very hard and do the best that I can to make dreams of becoming a veterinarian come true. Please click the thumbs up button to encourage me to do better in school. Thank you :)

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over 6 years ago

hi I'm Shelby and I'm 13 Ive wanted to become a vet for 2 years now ever since my dog got hit by a car and died from his injuries since then i have dedicated myself to become a vet so i can help other animals in need and so less people will have to suffer what i myself went through. your article has been more than helpful thk u.

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about 6 years ago

Hello, my name is Sofia and I am 14 years old. Thank you so much for this insight on what it really takes to be a vet. I know that I have always wanted to help animals deep inside of me. You have showed me how much dedication it really takes and this has made me want to strive towards my dream ever stronger. No matter what it takes, I will achieve my dream. I know this sounds a little weird but, I am going to be the best vet in the world. I know this because it is my dream and when I've earned enough money, I'm going to set up top-notch vet clinics in underpriviledged countries around the world. Thank you.

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over 8 years ago

I would like to say thanks,



I've highly wanted to get a job as a Veterinarian ever since I can remember but no body said that it is going to come easy. I've always got along with animals and saved my Grandmothers bird from dieing at the age of 13.the bird had a cramp in her feet and couldn't fly.

I did a project on Veterinarian and scored a high excellence grade ive always had awesome grades in scince knowing it was what i needed, but my maths puts me down i have applyed for many tutors but it is just to hard i won't give up on my dream. I've grown up around horses and other animals. My friends and family have been supportive and with help on what i need to get to achive my dream by reading this information was really big help so thank you!

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about 9 years ago

thank you for that really useful infomation you gave me i am 13 years old and it is my dream to become a wild veterinarian.

in teh past two years of my school life i have been childish and very imature witch i deaply regret, i am prepared to work study put as much efort as i can in two studying to become a veterinarian animals are my dream i care dearly for them always have and always will.

i would really really love it if you could help me study to become veterinarian i would like to know some usalful infomation at a early stage in my school years to help me get along and know a little more.

i need help in subjects that i need for this qualification like math science and english witch doesnt help that those are the most importate ones. thank you alot x

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over 6 years ago

Im going into high school this year and i have troubles with math is there anyone advise that could help me. thanks bunches!

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about 6 years ago

Hi I'm Nina, and im 13.I've wanted to be vet for 3 years, and ive been researching good veterinary colleges and what you should take and do to become a vet ever since.I always work really hard in school, especially in science and math.My brother's coach is a vet so he's letting me watch him work for a while during the summer. I'm so glad i get to do this so i have more experience.I love animals and i can't wait to be a vet.

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about 6 years ago

Hi, I am in 7th grade (12 years old) I've wanted to be a vet for 4 years. I have a rabbit 3 hamsters and 2 dogs. I love animals and would love to help them and save there lives. My two struggles in school are are math and science. :( I know that it's going to take a lot of effort and I am going to try my very best to become a vet. Hopefully my best is enough.

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about 6 years ago

Hi. my name is sarah and im 15 and i had horses my whole life.I've been a volunteer for my moms Theraputic Riding Buisness for 5 years. i trained the horses i worked with to be bombproof and gentle with the diabled kids. I also taught my horse honeybunns how to shake,bow and kiss me. One of the horses Margo(30 yrs old) i rescued was starved and emecited and was unridable because of her weakness and i nursed her back to health.Now margo has soo much energy and strength that she bucks and runs when i put her out in the field. I feel that if i give my best effort into equine schools that i could be a vet in the future.....(: Thanks

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over 6 years ago

well im thirteen years old about to go to eighth grade and i love animals so much.i want to become a vet and then eventually open a non-killing animal shelter. i think that a veternarian is a right path for me to take. Right now im a A and B student both Bs in math and science. Really how hard is it to become a veternarian

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over 5 years ago

I have always wanted to be a vet and am also starting to think about only being an equine vet. when someone asks me what I want to be when I grow up, and I tell them a vet, they ALWAYS reply to that "alot of school for that job" and am still kinda thinking about the fuor years of college...:)

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over 6 years ago

hey everyone i think this article is very helpful. i am doing a school project and i came to this site for information...just wanted to say fuk yall

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over 6 years ago

Hello,I am 15 years old, and a Sophomore in high school.I am aiming to get into Texas A&M and then from there go into their Veterinary College. After I graduate from there, I am going to study avian care and specialize in birds. I love ALL types of animals, but there is just something about birds I am immediately drawn to. I have owned many large parrots my entire childhood, and at the moment I am volunteering at an avian shelter. My grades in math are mostly A's. But my science grades are quite low. I love science, but my teachers are not well, lets say, "as qualified as they should be" in their job. So I have to study even harder in science and try to bring the grade up this school year. I hope that one day, after all the hard work, I can achieve my dream:)

Sincerely,
Aria

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almost 7 years ago

Hello, I am a freshman in high school and i was looking at being a veterinarian as my future.But the only problem is that I am really terrible in math. And i was wondering if this would be the right career path for me if i can't do any of the math? I've wanted to become a vet since i was 11 and I don't want my grades to be an effect of what i want to be. I would be really grateful if you can help me with my problem.
Sincerely.Cristal V.

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about 6 years ago

Hello, my name is Rosalind, i am 15 years old I WILL become a vet. and I WILL help any animal that needs it. THAT IS MY VOW.

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over 6 years ago

hi I'm Shelby and I'm 13 Ive wanted to become a vet for 2 years now ever since my dog got hit by a car and died from his injuries since then i have dedicated myself to become a vet so i can help other animals in need and so less people will have to suffer what i myself went through. your article has been more than helpful thk u.

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over 7 years ago

Hey, I am an intern at a vet clinic right now and I am a senior in high school. I am going to college to be a vet and I know how to handle the situations, but I'm not very well at math. This has been a dream job of mine for as long as I can remember. I just want to know what classes I should start out to take when I go for my freshman year of college. I never took zoology or physics in school, but I did take biology and chemistry. Would I have to take those classes again? I really want to know what I have to be prepared for.

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about 6 years ago

hi :) what if you don't do physical science in high school? can you still study to be a vet? or are there other jobs with animals, that don't require science?

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over 6 years ago

hi im alma and i want to help animals without the factor of putting them down. is that impossible?

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about 6 years ago

hi ,
my name is Eva im 13 years old,and im already training to becoming a veterinarian surgeant. my dad says u work hard u do better in life.? :) my sister is finished school and is going on to college, and wants to do psychiatric nursing and my other sister is studying to be a primary school teacher. my family is so brilliant and i feel the pressure already but from an early age i new what i wanted to be i always have known. i work part time at my aunties vet' clinic so i help out. i know so much at an early age i feel like i shoud be way ahead.! i love animals and all the studying and courses i know what im going to take! they say you find your life path at an older and maturer stage in your life, but sometimes it come earlty and smacks u in the face. and u werent expecting it at all. :) persue ur dreams. :)

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over 4 years ago

Stop being mean to each other guys, some little boys and girls read this. And I bet some of them go home and talk about it to their parents.



Be Nice!



WORLD PEACE!

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about 6 years ago

Hello, My name is Michaela and I am 14 and a sophmore in highschool. I have been researching about what it takes to become a vet. After reading this, it has really helped me to understand what it takes to become one. I know there is going to be a lot of hard work and studying, but i think im up for the challenge. I really havent decided yet what type of vet i would like to become, but im thinking about working with the larger animals. I really want to be able to interact and study the ways of native african animals. well any ways i just wanted to let who ever wrote this, that this has really shown me what i need to do NOW in order to suceed in pursuing my dream. Thanks!

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about 6 years ago

hello its emma again i have 2 dogs a pond that has heaps of fish and i am on my way to getting a horse im so excited because i love horses and cant wait for in a few weeks getting a beautiful mare and im naming her charlotte im so excited tolook after her but the bad bit is im having to pay for a agistment but no worries i9 want the best yard for her



so excited

im saving up now for her gear and ive been saving up for her for a very very long time

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almost 7 years ago

Hello my name is Danielle. I'm probably way too late to pursue a career as a vet. I'm a senior in college studying philosophy. Could I get my masters in zoology? And then apply to vet school? Is that doable? Thanks! Any advice would be appreciated.

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about 6 years ago

i've wanted to be a veterinarian ever since i was 3 yrs old.I amnow 12 at high school in yr 7 i have looked into it more and want to become a rural/domestic veterinarian so i can treat bigger animals and also some small ones too.

i so hope i get into doing because i really do love animals and already at this age i am planning my future!

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almost 8 years ago

Hello I am a high school student and I need serious help. I am applying to schools and trying to find out what schools to apply to for my pre-veterinary classes but I cannot find out much. I need someone to talk me through this because I would be the first one in my family to go to college, so they can't help me and my counselor don't know the classes that are needed before applying to veterinary school is possible. Please help me by sending as much reliable info as possible about becoming a veterinarian to my yahoo account.

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over 6 years ago

I think in order to becom a vet you have to be very patient and have a certain resct for animals because, an animal can tell when you don't like. To me you have to slowly learn to love animals because people who don't know anything about animals and says they don't like animals based on what someon said negative are just dumb.

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over 6 years ago

Hi everyone my name is Farrah. Im in the 8th grade. I know im young but I dont think is to young to want to be something. I Have had my dreams set on veterinarian school since I was little. Im always with animals making sure they're healthy and in an healthy enviorenment. I volunteer at shelters and other places to keep up on how to take care of animals. I have been an animal lover since I have been little and I want to keep doing what im doing now for the rest of my life. Im glad that i found this website it has given me the right courses to take and persue my dreams as a veterianarian, I just hope I can do it.

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over 5 years ago

Thank you so much for writing this article. I'm 12 years old and i know being a veterinarian is my dream job. It will take a while in college but I am prepared to do anything for becoming a vet. Thank you for this great insight!!

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almost 7 years ago

thank you for that information i have a long way till i am in college but i can study about animals so i could be an expert. your information is useful to me. being a veterinarian is a dream come true to me i love animals.

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almost 6 years ago

Hi my name is Marycruz. I am 17, i have been wanting to be a vet since i was five. i have always loved animals :). i have taking everything but physics and calculus because i had to retake first semester of algebra 2 :\ when i found out i had to retake it i got upset because i knew if i don't pass this class i cant become a vet. it has always been my dream and to me it feels like my dream is about to fall apart and to make matters worse i found out that i had to get my bachelor's degree in either biology or animal science and i cant seem to find a good college to pick. if any one has any advice i would appreciate it a lot.

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over 6 years ago

I want to be a vet, i'm 13 and i really get bored when learning math any advices ? :(

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over 6 years ago

hi i want to be a vet! :D

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almost 6 years ago

hi i am asmaa i am 14
i love animals i and i have been thinking of being a vet for a long time
and i hope i do

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almost 6 years ago

hi i am asmaa i am 14
i love animals i and i have been thinking of being a vet for a long time
and i hope i do

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over 6 years ago

I'm thinkin about becoming a vet I love animals...and I have always wanted to become a vet ever since i was a little kid. I have three dogs and five cats at my house that im living at rigth now but at my sisters house i have four dogs. The dogs names are Max he is a yellow lab, baylee she is a toy pincher, nora she is a toy poodle; the cats names are sugar and gracie there both semise and there sisters, nemo he is also semise with something else and comso and cowboy i dont know what they are. The dogs at my sisters house are named isabell she is a lab whippet mix, Itty Bitty he is a toy yorkshier and gracey i dont know what kid of dog she is cause we just got her not to long ago...but i love anminals my dream is to have a profesion that has somthing to do with animals i dont care what it is but thats what i wanna do with my so how can i get started on that..oh and i kno i should of said this in the beginnnig but my name is shawna im 17 years old and im a sophmore in high so i think its about time for me to figure out what i wanna do with my life.

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about 9 years ago

thanks so much for this info. im doing my senior project on veterinarians and this really helped me out alot. thanks so much :D

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almost 6 years ago

Hi, i've wanted to be a vet for as long as i remember. I read the article and now i think i would be a great vet. I know im young because im in 7th grade but i go to a 8th grade classroom for math that the higher level and get A's in all my subject and my science teacher loves me. when i get in high school i will start to volunteer more. I have already bought some of the textbooks required for vet school and am now working on memorizing most of the animals muuscle and bone structure and their names. As you can see i REALLY want to be a vet.

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over 6 years ago

Not many people who have posted here actually know what it takes to be a vet. YOU HAVE TO HAVE ALL A GRADES. It's a must have. They will not even look at your application if you are not a straight A student.

You also need at least 6 years of experience with working with animals. If you don't you will not get into a vet school. This should include all different types of work with a variety of animals and in a variety of work environments.

I started gaining experience when I was 10. I used to help at my local vets, stables, animal shelters etc.

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about 7 years ago

Hello, I am a Jr in high school and I'm looking into the veterinarian career path. I understand I need science and math skills and years of education and experience but that is pretty much all I've been told. If anyone who knows what it takes and could help me understand what I need and don't need when it comes to classes in high school and college also what programs are best for gaining experience with animals and such, I would be highly grateful if you could help me in anyway possible. This is a great article and it has only inspired me to look deeper into becoming a vet. Thank you, Julia B.

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over 7 years ago

hi!i just wanted to know some informations about a student who graduated from high school with a local diploma.what kind of vet school can that student attend like i kno there are 2 year colleges but i wanted to know how can i get to it.

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about 9 years ago

this really helped me with a school project! its in deapthed info is great!! thanks so much!!

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about 8 years ago

Hi I am Liz i am 12 years old and i want to be a vet I think i know what it takes to be a vet i am in pre algerbra already and will be taking the highest classes I can.With saying that I have also voulteered over 350 hours at my local shelter. My Dad is Docter so I see how hard it is to get in to Vet school. I can handle death and My dog had a very hard sugury and i saw photos of how it went and then i knew what I wanted to be. Alot of people think they know what it takes but they don't. There is many hours of studying and eight years of college . Wow what a load i know .



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about 9 years ago

like the person below, i immensely want to thank you for one of the most useful information i have found on being a veterinarian. i am also 13 years old and have just recently realized that i should start thinking about my future. ever since i was little i have had an extreme love for animals. i keep many pets and love anything animal-related. but i've been having trouble on what animal-related career i wanted to start studying for. i have been researching online for different types of career and how i should start for them. i too most likely need more help in science and math, especially science. but watching animal planet, i know i want to help and interact with animals in any way i can. again, thank you so much!!! ^_^

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over 7 years ago

hey my name is catherine i am 14 and i live in england and i adore animals ,i have always wanted to be a vet for small animals but i don't always get amazing grades like my last exam result was 70% so if i got like 70% in all my sciences then did some volontere work do u think i will get into vetinary school or should i just give up know and try to get interested in something else ???xx

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over 4 years ago

Hi I am Katie and I'm 19 years old and I want to be a Veterinarian. I am working my way to getting prerequisites in order to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona. But, I have found that I have an obstacle in my way. The problem is Algebra I can handle, basic Algebra but intermediate to college algebra I am worried I will not succeed. I have a disability which is called an Auditory Processing Disorder. I have been tested and I have been found that my disability directly interferes with my ability to do math.

I know that I have what it takes and I just wonder do I really need College Algebra to be a successful Veterinarian? I want to be one of the first mentally handicapped, multiracial,woman animal doctors to show that despite hardship that being bad at one thing should not define who you are.

I have been successful in other types of math like Business math, consumer math (with A's in both)and I did pass Algebra 1 in high school. I made good grades overcoming my disability with a 4.00 gpa at the end of my senior year and good grades before. I also am making good grades in my current college classes including Biology which I had to cram in 2.5 months and still passed with an A. I love Biology and I have been told by my counselor I have a good aptitude for stats which was also shown in testing. I know I could still pass Chemistry,Physics, Microbiology, and Statistics.

I am appealing to the school I want to go to,to see what there disability center has to offer for someone like me. I have the heart and the courage to take a stand when I have been told that I'm better off doing something else..

I have had ten years experience riding horses and taking care of them and that passion has not died out but gotten stronger. I want to save and bring new life into the world. I saved maybe 5-6 dogs when others didn't care. I saved a dog from being hit by a car and walked him along with my bike to school so he could find his owner.

I recently had to put my 12 year old dog I have had since I was 8 put to sleep because he was so sick and we couldn't afford anything more than antibiotics..He was in so much pain it was the only kind thing to do. I know if I had to with a lot of mental preparation I could give the animal the rest it needs if I had too.

I've tried so hard to overcome my disability that has brought me to tears knowing that I am going to have to fight it my whole life.
It's just been so hard to watch what I want to do with my life get further away. This is the only career I could see myself doing and being happy about. It fits who I am and I feel like I could contribute so much if I had the chance.

If you have any advice let me know I just refuse to give up until I know I've looked at every option.

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about 5 years ago

Hello my name is Dalton and I want to be an equine veterinarian. As of now I am 16 years old and I absolutely love horses and have been studying books to expand my knowledge. The only problem is I keep hearing that Equine vets have worked with horses all their lives where as I have only worked with my mom's horse a little bit. Is that all right that I don't have a lot of experience with horses now?

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about 5 years ago

I am 14 and I love animals so much that I have decided to become a veterinarian. I have many support from my family and friends.I get good grades and good listening skills.Thanks for letting me know more what it take to be a veterinarian.

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over 5 years ago

Hello I'm 12 I've wanted to be a veterinarian since I was 4.I've been researching colleges and studying diseases of animals for the past 3 years.I know it is very competitive I know I'm thinking too early about the future but years past fast,and since it is very competetive I have to prepare myself.I'm thinking of going to Texas A & M and then try to apply into the Veterinary School Of Medicine after Texas A & M.I really love animals I have 2 dogs and 3 puppies.And I've learned so much more from the puppies!I absolutely love animals though I want to be a veterinarian because I want to save those animals and make a family happy but not all the time because sometmes you have to put the pet to rest :(.But its not about the money to me its about animals. I have such a strong passion for animals every time I see a animal sick I just want to save it!I am in Honors everything in Middle School well I'm not in honors Social Studies but I will try hard I am an A's Student in everything except for Social Studies looks like I need to work on social studies though.And I hope 1 day I can get my dream career.

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over 5 years ago

well i would like to go to your school and learn there (= thanks

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over 5 years ago

Hello, my name is Rachael and I have a few questions. I'm in the 8th grade and it's been my dream to be a veterinarian. I'm not really good in science and math, and I was wondering what I could do to help me throughout high school because I plan on taking chemistry, biology, physics, and calculus. I have a plan set out after high school, I'm going to the air force [4 years] and then going to school for being a veterinarian after my 4 years are up. I really need some help on what I should do now so I can be ready to do all of this.

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over 5 years ago

Im 15 and a freshman in high school. I have had 4h pigs since 7th grade. Thats when i realized my passion to take care of animals.
my dream is to be a large animal vet.

I have a 4.0 gpa. People call me a nerd lol but my reasoning behind this is simple:

With good grades you can be whatever you want to be and go wherever you want. There is nothing holding you back.

So keep going guys! Grades arent easy to achieve but together we can do it and we CAN become veterinarians if that's our dream =)

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over 5 years ago

Love of animals is a universal impulse, a common ground on which all of us may meet. By loving and understanding animals, perhaps we humans shall come to understand each other.

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over 5 years ago

Thank you so much for writing this article. I'm 12 years old and i know being a veterinarian is my dream job. It will take a while in college but I am prepared to do anything for becoming a vet. Thank you for this great insight!!

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over 5 years ago

Hello my name is Samantha, I am a junior in high school and have been looking at collages that i could major in animal science. i have done my research on the topic to becoming a veterinarian. I am a teen mom and getting married to my fiance this july. I was wondering if anyone has any advice for me. I will be both working full time and going to school while taking care of an infant. I know that will be tough but i can do it. Eventhough my fiance is in the army we don't make that much as an PFC. I just want to get some advice on this and if anyone has some good scholarships that i could possible do. Thanks.
~Samantha
Contact me at Sjohnson9530@yahoo.com thanks

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over 5 years ago

hi i am a final year student in biochemistry and microbiology , so i would like to be feeded with information based on vaterinarian becouse next year i was aiming to go to university of pretoria to study vaterinarian degree. so i was asking if i wil be credited in other modules becouse here at university of venda i have studied module like biochemistry,cell buiology, animal physiology, adaptation and evolution, ethnobotany,inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry,mathematics for biological sciences, english communication skils, etc.

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over 5 years ago

Thank you so much for writing this article. I'm 12 years old and i know being a veterinarian is my dream job. It will take a while in college but I am prepared to do anything for becoming a vet. Thank you for this great insight!!

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almost 6 years ago

Hi, my name is shannon i've had a love for animals since i was a young girl. I just turned 16, although the path to becoming a veternarian is not the easiest i am wlling to give it everything i have. My mother was a vet assisstant and told me it's painful to have to put an nimal down, i belive her and i want to he save the animals i can, and if i must put the poor animal out of it pain and suffering. I want to be the voice of these animals.

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almost 6 years ago

Hi my name is Dejshea and I am 15 years old.I have always wanted to be a vet. I love animals,I had every animal you can think of.I talk about being a vet to my mother everyday.Helping out animals is something I would die for.A dog to me is a friend,cousin,bestfrind and everything else.So what im saying is that I love animals and I would care for them any day.I just want to follow my dreams and I feel like thats what im going to do in the future...

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over 5 years ago

hi my name is thendo, i am 20 years old, i am a final year student who is studying biochemistry and microbiology, so next year i was hoping to go and study vaterinarian degree but i wil have a financial problems, any one who need to help i wil appreciate it. i am aiming to do whatever it takes to become a vaterinarian... right now i am doing my final year at universioty of venda. i have a good academic record... please please help me to get a bursary or scolarship.

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over 5 years ago

Hi I'm Shelby. I've always wanted to be a vet. I'm 13 this year and I just started high school. Thanks a lot for this site it's very useful. I really want to become a vet, i have always loved animals with all my heart. I believe that animals have feelings. Unfortunately, someone does not think so.Thumbs up if u think i'm right.

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almost 6 years ago

Hi my name is Samantha am 13yrs old and in 8th grade.My dream is to become a vet someday ever since i got my 1st dog in 3rd grade(a miniature pincher).i've always had an interest in animals.After HS am going to a community college,then to UC Davis,and going to the veterinary college in UC Davis.THANKS BYE! :)

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almost 6 years ago

hi i am asmaa i am 14
i love animals i and i have been thinking of being a vet for a long time
and i hope i do

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about 6 years ago

HI , i am Vivek
i have opted for Non-Med, with no aim.
I love Biology but i didn't opted for Medical because i know that i can't study for 24 hours. and as on Commerce i don't like it . So can u help me ?
I have never ever Had a aim .
i did in my childhood once , oh sorry not once:- first Doctor , scientist , magician , singer , dancer , architect and lots and lots more .... but believe me i am really confused right now .
i don't know what i like ...
i just love to do dog training that's it , i can do .

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about 6 years ago

Hey!. My Name Is Sammethra And I Just Turned 13 On August The 17th And Im Attending Furlough Middle School In The 8th Grade!. Ughhhh... Im Trying To Pick Between Eitha Becoming A Zoologist Or A Veterinarian!. I'Ve Been Wanting To Become A Vet Since I Was ,Like, 8!. And I Just Read About Becoming A Zoologist!. And As A Vet Yhu Have To Put Down Hurt Animals But I Dont Want To!. All Animals Have A Right To Live!. Thats What I Believe... Even Tho Some Animal Is Hurt.. Somebody In This World Should Be Able To Cure These SorryFul Animals!. And I Actually Want To Do That One Day!. But As A Zoologist You Just Study Animals!. Even Tho I Might Want To Become A Vet I Dont Want To Kill Any Animals!. So I Guess Zoologist It Is!. I Guess?.

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about 9 years ago

i am a high school student and the one thing i have always wanted to do is to become a vet.(mainly equine) i have always had an intence love for animals of all types and i have need to find out the carrier i want to focus on. i am deeply thankful for this. i need to take the classes now. and pick up my grades so i can do my dream. thank you

julia f

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over 8 years ago

Hi, I am 14 years old and have always loved animals of all kinds and am an aspiring veterinarian. I am not sure what kind i want to be but if i really had to pick i would choose to be a small animal veterinarian. I know the dedication you have to have because of the competitiveness in this field but i really think that when i go to high school after this summer ends i will work harder than i have before and I was just wondering if anyone had any advice for me. I also am wondering if voulenteering at the vet will make a differnce cause i am hoping to do that soon when i turn 14 in two weeks! btw sorry about the length of this :)

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about 6 years ago

Hi I'm Lilly. I have always wanted to be a vet. I am 13 years old and in 8th grade. So far I have all A's even though I kinda suck in math. But I always try! I plan on being a vet even if it kills me! I will not take no for an answer!

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over 6 years ago

What aptitudes are needed for this job?

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almost 6 years ago

Im Michelle. Im GOING TO be a Vet.

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over 5 years ago

hye there..is it difficult to take veterina as my future carrier..i'm not interested with science actually..but i can learn..i take biology and agriculture for my spm..until now,i'm never failed in that subject..out of blue,i got A's even science is not my interesting subject..i just try to get the best for me..i loves animals..so,i try hardest to get an excellent result..for me,for my beloved mother,and for my life..i want to be useful person,one fine day..is it important chemistry and physics if want to be veterina..?

please,i beg you to tell me the right way..

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almost 6 years ago

I think this website is very helpfull to young listeners that want to become a vet. Especially me.

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almost 5 years ago

hi,im joe...i love anmals,im 67... i wanna be a vet. is it to late? i have rotten teeth and i like horses. i hate pigs...

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about 5 years ago

Hi, i'm Eliana, I'm 13. I'm in 8th grade, and well I currently visited Texas State University, for a field trip. It was amazing, i'm thinking about attending there when i graduate high school. But my 1st choice has always been texas a&m because of there animal program there. I know its really hard to get into that college, but thanks to this website, i know what to study in high school to become a vet. it's always been my dream to one. So i'm still thinking about colleges, but thank you so much for providing such useful information to all of us. :)

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about 5 years ago

Hi im 23 and in my 5th year of veterinary school. It is the toughest degree you can choose. It is incredibly difficult and you have to be very sure you want to do it. It will take up every hour of every day studying. It can be fun but also soul destroying. Don't just choose to study this beacuse you love animals. You must be very interested in science, mathematics and biology. It's not just about playing wih puppies and kittens.

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over 5 years ago

hey to everyone who wants to become a vet and you guys are right it is hard but you know what these animals ar worth it. i hate when people say animals dont have a soul cause they are wrong. why would God create them if they didnt have a soul. if you look really closely everything on this earth is living. so here i say becoming a vet will be hard but i've learned that doing what i love will not only change me but show the world there is more to life than this. at first i didnt know what to do to either become a singer or dancer but those are i would love to accomplish but not everyone gets to become famous so i decided to do something i love to do which is caring for animals.:)



this is Israel Coger and im 14 years old

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over 5 years ago

I'm 10, and I would like to know if there is a good place to start training for being a farm vet? I get mostly A's in all my subjects and try my hardest. I really want to start preparing to be a vet but all the sites I've researched are college age courses, I'm not quite there yet. So in conclusion are there any books, courses, experiences or other material that would be helpful in helping me reach my goal?

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over 5 years ago

i will transfer too your school next year(=

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over 5 years ago

srry my name is ricky and im a hillbilly hippie. wat is this........

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over 5 years ago

srry my name is ricky and im a hillbilly hippie. wat is this........

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over 5 years ago

Hey everyone! My names Tigerlily! This is a passion for me. And i want to start as soon as possible. Does aanyone know if theres such thing as an aide to a vet?

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almost 6 years ago

i need help??

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over 5 years ago

I've spent most of my life around horses and have horses of my own and would love to be a horse vet. There is a thoroughbred trainer down the road from my grandmother's, but both of my parents have said to NOT work for him. How can I get more hands on experence with horses?

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almost 6 years ago

Hey, my names Dezarae and my passion is animals!There's a lot of people who want to be a vet but they just want to love on the pets. I am dedicated to not only love the animals but I'm going to help them in every way I can!
I am 14 years old and in a few years i'll be doing my passion!

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almost 6 years ago

hi i am asmaa i am 14
i love animals i and i have been thinking of being a vet for a long time
and i hope i do

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almost 6 years ago

hi i am asmaa i am 14
i love animals i and i have been thinking of being avet for a long time
and i hope i do

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about 5 years ago

hi i am only 6 years old but my mommy is helping me write this! I want to be a vet when i am big becaz (i do not know how to spell that my mommy told me to sound it out) i really love doggies but not kitties one did potty on me last yeer so my mommy told me that i could be a doggie vet for doggies ONLY not kitties!! so even dow i am 6 i now a lot of thingz about doggies like i saw a doggie having what mommy said was birth it was yucky at first but once the puppies were out and drinking milk it was all worth it. also i have read REALLY BIG books about vets and doggies becuz my 1st grade teacher said i was something called a lexile level 987 she said i was REALLY smart so the big books were so easy to read

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over 5 years ago

My names Brianna and i really want to be a vet. i heard it takes a lot of work to get in it. Is it really worth it ?

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over 5 years ago

Hello my name is Baylee obvicously :) and I have always wanted to be a vet. My family is all for it as they have heard my plan several times since I was six. I am now 14 years old and about to enter high school. Thanks for giving me the heads up on whats to come and what I should be looking for to enjoying in vet school along with when I gradutae. Thanks :)

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over 5 years ago

hye there..is it difficult to take veterina as my future carrier..i'm not interested with science actually..but i can learn..i take biology and agriculture for my spm..until now,i'm never failed in that subject..out of blue,i got A's even science is not my interesting subject..i just try to get the best for me..i loves animals..so,i try hardest to get an excellent result..for me,for my beloved mother,and for my life..i want to be useful person,one fine day..is it important chemistry and physics if want to be veterina..?

please,i beg you to tell me the right way..

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over 5 years ago

Thank you so much for writing this article. I'm 12 years old and i know being a veterinarian is my dream job. It will take a while in college but I am prepared to do anything for becoming a vet. Thank you for this great insight!!

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over 4 years ago

Hi I am Katie and I'm 19 years old and I want to be a Veterinarian. I am working my way to getting prerequisites in order to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona. But, I have found that I have an obstacle in my way. The problem is Algebra I can handle, basic Algebra but intermediate to college algebra I am worried I will not succeed. I have a disability which is called an Auditory Processing Disorder. I have been tested and I have been found that my disability directly interferes with my ability to do math.

I know that I have what it takes and I just wonder do I really need College Algebra to be a successful Veterinarian? I want to be one of the first mentally handicapped, multiracial,woman animal doctors to show that despite hardship that being bad at one thing should not define who you are.

I have been successful in other types of math like Business math, consumer math (with A's in both)and I did pass Algebra 1 in high school. I made good grades overcoming my disability with a 4.00 gpa at the end of my senior year and good grades before. I also am making good grades in my current college classes including Biology which I had to cram in 2.5 months and still passed with an A. I love Biology and I have been told by my counselor I have a good aptitude for stats which was also shown in testing. I know I could still pass Chemistry,Physics, Microbiology, and Statistics.

I am appealing to the school I want to go to,to see what there disability center has to offer for someone like me. I have the heart and the courage to take a stand when I have been told that I'm better off doing something else..

I have had ten years experience riding horses and taking care of them and that passion has not died out but gotten stronger. I want to save and bring new life into the world. I saved maybe 5-6 dogs when others didn't care. I saved a dog from being hit by a car and walked him along with my bike to school so he could find his owner.

I recently had to put my 12 year old dog I have had since I was 8 put to sleep because he was so sick and we couldn't afford anything more than antibiotics..He was in so much pain it was the only kind thing to do. I know if I had to with a lot of mental preparation I could give the animal the rest it needs if I had too.

I've tried so hard to overcome my disability that has brought me to tears knowing that I am going to have to fight it my whole life.
It's just been so hard to watch what I want to do with my life get further away. This is the only career I could see myself doing and being happy about. It fits who I am and I feel like I could contribute so much if I had the chance.

If you have any advice let me know I just refuse to give up until I know I've looked at every option.

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over 4 years ago

Hi I am Katie and I'm 19 years old and I want to be a Veterinarian. I am working my way to getting prerequisites in order to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona. But, I have found that I have an obstacle in my way. The problem is Algebra I can handle, basic Algebra but intermediate to college algebra I am worried I will not succeed. I have a disability which is called an Auditory Processing Disorder. I have been tested and I have been found that my disability directly interferes with my ability to do math.

I know that I have what it takes and I just wonder do I really need College Algebra to be a successful Veterinarian? I want to be one of the first mentally handicapped, multiracial,woman animal doctors to show that despite hardship that being bad at one thing should not define who you are.

I have been successful in other types of math like Business math, consumer math (with A's in both)and I did pass Algebra 1 in high school. I made good grades overcoming my disability with a 4.00 gpa at the end of my senior year and good grades before. I also am making good grades in my current college classes including Biology which I had to cram in 2.5 months and still passed with an A. I love Biology and I have been told by my counselor I have a good aptitude for stats which was also shown in testing. I know I could still pass Chemistry,Physics, Microbiology, and Statistics.

I am appealing to the school I want to go to,to see what there disability center has to offer for someone like me. I have the heart and the courage to take a stand when I have been told that I'm better off doing something else..

I have had ten years experience riding horses and taking care of them and that passion has not died out but gotten stronger. I want to save and bring new life into the world. I saved maybe 5-6 dogs when others didn't care. I saved a dog from being hit by a car and walked him along with my bike to school so he could find his owner.

I recently had to put my 12 year old dog I have had since I was 8 put to sleep because he was so sick and we couldn't afford anything more than antibiotics..He was in so much pain it was the only kind thing to do. I know if I had to with a lot of mental preparation I could give the animal the rest it needs if I had too.

I've tried so hard to overcome my disability that has brought me to tears knowing that I am going to have to fight it my whole life.
It's just been so hard to watch what I want to do with my life get further away. This is the only career I could see myself doing and being happy about. It fits who I am and I feel like I could contribute so much if I had the chance.

If you have any advice let me know I just refuse to give up until I know I've looked at every option.

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almost 6 years ago

Hi i'm Josh and I've just turned 13,
I love animals and I'm always nosing what the vet is doing when I take my chihuahua with my Mam.
Am I old enough to ask to help out there, maybe cleaning out cages or small things like that???

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almost 6 years ago

I realy love animals in im trying to start my own compeny,can you give me few facts on starting your own compeny by compeny I mean animal compeny.Thanks (:

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over 5 years ago

I ALSO LIKE TO BE A VET ONE DAY BUT DO NOT KNOW HOW CAUSE AM DOING ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND I DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO FROM HERE

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over 2 years ago

Hi my name is Rocio and I would like to be a vet because I have always loved animals I would like to be a vet because it inspires me. And when I think about being a vet I think of all the animal who get hurt some where in there body I just think that it is sad so I want to be a vet❤️

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over 2 years ago

I feel this article perfect for a 5th grader like me to find out what being a veterinarian is all about.
I think I would be a good veterinarian, I live animals, but in 10 years of my like I have only had 2 fish and 2 hermit crabs.
I want a mammal pet, but my mom does not like animals.

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over 2 years ago

Hello I'm Amber im 14 I don't get good grades at all but I love animals to death I wish I could get a job to help them:(

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almost 3 years ago

What It Takes to Be a Veterinarian

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almost 3 years ago

Hi guys,
I'm Jennifer but you can call me Jen. I'm 24 now! I am with my fiance Patrick or pat. We have a Youtube Video account called, Popular MMOS. Go check it out!
P.S: The info was good advice for vet dreamers. Thanks! :)

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almost 4 years ago

hey my name is madison i love animals and ever since i was 2 i wanted to help animals in need of care and love
i wont to know what a good college is to become a vet even though i am only a freshman in high school i wont to find the right colleg

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almost 4 years ago

I've been wanting to be a vet for as long as I can remember. When I was small, everyone told me that I shouldn't think that I will really do that. It was just a little girl's dream, I would change my ideas after.

After they said that, I really wanted to show them wrong, to show them that I would go to the end of my dream. So, starting from the age of 5, I read and learnt all I could about veterinary ways.

I helped our family vet in operations, saved wildlife in our village and diagnosed pets I saw in waiting rooms. I volunteered in the zoo as junior keeper.

I now own my horse, and have realised that my dream was to become an equine vet and work with competition horses.

I am now happy to say that I will always want to be an equine vet, whatever everyone says. I am proud of what I have achieved, but think that there is still a lot to do still.

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over 4 years ago

Hi I am Katie and I'm 19 years old and I want to be a Veterinarian. I am working my way to getting prerequisites in order to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona. But, I have found that I have an obstacle in my way. The problem is Algebra I can handle, basic Algebra but intermediate to college algebra I am worried I will not succeed. I have a disability which is called an Auditory Processing Disorder. I have been tested and I have been found that my disability directly interferes with my ability to do math.

I know that I have what it takes and I just wonder do I really need College Algebra to be a successful Veterinarian? I want to be one of the first mentally handicapped, multiracial,woman animal doctors to show that despite hardship that being bad at one thing should not define who you are.

I have been successful in other types of math like Business math, consumer math (with A's in both)and I did pass Algebra 1 in high school. I made good grades overcoming my disability with a 4.00 gpa at the end of my senior year and good grades before. I also am making good grades in my current college classes including Biology which I had to cram in 2.5 months and still passed with an A. I love Biology and I have been told by my counselor I have a good aptitude for stats which was also shown in testing. I know I could still pass Chemistry,Physics, Microbiology, and Statistics.

I am appealing to the school I want to go to,to see what there disability center has to offer for someone like me. I have the heart and the courage to take a stand when I have been told that I'm better off doing something else..

I have had ten years experience riding horses and taking care of them and that passion has not died out but gotten stronger. I want to save and bring new life into the world. I saved maybe 5-6 dogs when others didn't care. I saved a dog from being hit by a car and walked him along with my bike to school so he could find his owner.

I recently had to put my 12 year old dog I have had since I was 8 put to sleep because he was so sick and we couldn't afford anything more than antibiotics..He was in so much pain it was the only kind thing to do. I know if I had to with a lot of mental preparation I could give the animal the rest it needs if I had too.

I've tried so hard to overcome my disability that has brought me to tears knowing that I am going to have to fight it my whole life.
It's just been so hard to watch what I want to do with my life get further away. This is the only career I could see myself doing and being happy about. It fits who I am and I feel like I could contribute so much if I had the chance.

If you have any advice let me know I just refuse to give up until I know I've looked at every option.

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about 5 years ago

hi!

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over 5 years ago

I'm 10, and I would like to know if there is a good place to start training for being a farm vet? I get mostly A's in all my subjects and try my hardest. I really want to start preparing to be a vet but all the sites I've researched are college age courses, I'm not quite there yet. So in conclusion are there any books, courses, experiences or other material that would be helpful in helping me reach my goal?

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almost 6 years ago

hi i am asmaa i am 14
i love animals i and i have been thinking of being avet for a long time
and i hope i do

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over 5 years ago

srry my name is ricky and im a hillbilly hippie. wat is this........

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over 5 years ago

srry my name is ricky and im a hillbilly hippie. wat is this........

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almost 6 years ago

I have a quuestion,can be a veterinir if I'm 14 years old?

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about 2 years ago

Mt name is Cirenahti, and for as long as I can remember which is basically my entire life I've wanted to be a vet. My father isn't in my life but, my mother completely supports what I want to be. But I haven't been able to find a place for free that will teach me. It would be great to find a place to practice.

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over 4 years ago

Hiya everyone, I'm 12 years old and I have wanted to be a vet since I was three, I am already preparing myself and when I'm 13 I am volunteering at a horse stables near me. Science is my absolute favourite lesson already and I love animals so much! Good luck to anyone else who wants to be a vet :) xxx

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over 4 years ago

hi im emily i want to be a vet so much and im 12. it is my dream!!!

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over 4 years ago

hi im daria im 11 and want to becom a vet are there any vet schools in australia?

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over 4 years ago

To who ever's reading this.... don't give up! Animals are your passion that's why you're here! Don't sit around and worry about your Gpa or the college you get into for your undergraduate degree! Just work your hardest! Go out there and do something cool! Volunteer at your zoo or shadow a vet! You'll love it and the people evaluating you will be impressed-- trust me! :)

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over 4 years ago

this article make me inpire :D im studying in vet school now . I WOULD PROBABLY LISTEN A WHOLE LOT BETTER IN CLASS ! its a big thing to know .. .

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over 4 years ago

Hi, i always wanted to be a vet from the first time i leyed my eyes on this ingerd cat. For my 8th birth day i cut open my pet fish and see what it looks like in the inside. Everyone in my family is teachers. I think becomeing a vet is a hard job lots of studing but worth it in the end.

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over 4 years ago

hey i am 16 and i always thought of becoming an wildlife veterinarian but i am poor in maths. so please tell me if i can still become a veterinarian or not??

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almost 5 years ago

Hi. This website has given me so much information about the schools and what I'm suppose to do. I am currently a junior in high school and looking forward to having a carrer in being a veterinarian. I have been wanting to become a veterinarian since I was 7. Animals just seem to fascinate me. I have tried to volunteer with an animal shelter when I was 12 but they said you had to be 18 to work with animals. Not only do I want to be a veterinarian but I would also like to have my own therapeutic business for people with a disability. I believe that anybody can achieve a goal as long as they put their mind to it. And for all those with goals I hope you achieve them no matter how hard or difficult they are.

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almost 5 years ago

I am a retired officer of the diplomatic and consular corps of the U.S. Department of State, having served in countries around the world including the Soviet Union, Africa, and Central America. I applaud you, Sarai, in your decision to work with animals and animal welfare. There is much more to life than money and if your heart is in your work, the money will come to you because you will have earned it and deserve it. Keep on fighting for what you believe in and I hope sincerely that you can convince your parents that what was right for them has possibly changed in this new world we are currently facing and helping and caring for animals reflects a new comprehension of the human spirit that I for one believe is essential to ushering in a new age of peace. All best wishes to you in your endeavors and remember to never give up on your dreams so your dreams never give up on you.

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almost 5 years ago

I am a retired officer of the diplomatic and consular corps of the U.S. Department of State, having served in countries around the world including the Soviet Union, Africa, and Central America. I applaud you, Sarai, in your decision to work with animals and animal welfare. There is much more to life than money and if your heart is in your work, the money will come to you because you will have earned it and deserve it. Keep on fighting for what you believe in and I hope sincerely that you can convince your parents that what was right for them has possibly changed in this new world we are currently facing and helping and caring for animals reflects a new comprehension of the human spirit that I for one believe is essential to ushering in a new age of peace. All best wishes to you in your endeavors and remember to never give up on your dreams so your dreams never give up on you.

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almost 5 years ago

hi IM Asjha (asia) i wanted to become a vet ever sence i was 3 im 12 now, i came on this website because of a science presentantion i just wanted to say i kow becoming a vet sounds hard but as long you put ur mind to it you can do anything i know its not alot but take my advice. p.s if you like thumbs up ; )

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almost 5 years ago

Thank you for your helpfull information, I really appreciate it. Im turning 17 this year and I'm a bit suspitious about my future. I have a marvelous idea regarding a career I would like to do. Though I would really like to have a veterinary physician degree to go allongside my career. This will better my chances in the real world. I do not Know now after reading your website wether I should do it, it sound very difficult and i do not know wether I will cope with all the work. Please send some addvice, Thanks sooo much.

Frances

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about 4 years ago

this is very inspiring for me. I am in the 8th grade and this passage makes me want to work harder in school so that I can get into UC DAVIS with a scholarship. I am going to try everything this passage tells me. this has been my dream ever since I was 5 years old. Thank you sooooo much. bye

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over 4 years ago

Hi this is Serita and this site has gave me a lot of information.Thank you for the information.

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over 4 years ago

Hey my name is Haley and iall was wanted to b e a vet my dad ask me want did i want to be and i sayed a vet so he said i need to study and get good grades and i said ok

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almost 5 years ago

Hi my name is Sabrina and im a sophomore in the IB program. i've wanted to be a vet for as long as i remember. i have 3 horses 2 dogs and 1 cat. this article was very helpful thank you

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over 4 years ago

hey i am 16 and i always thought of becoming an wildlife veterinarian but i am poor in maths. so please tell me if i can still become a veterinarian or not??

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almost 5 years ago

Hi my name is ashley im 25 years old like everyone on here i to have a passion for wanting to help animals. right now i am enrolled and going to classes to obtain my ged so that i can go to college and bacome a veterinarian although there is talk that the corses for veterinarain are hard but that wont stop me from reaching my dream.

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almost 6 years ago

I am pretty young to be deciding what i want to be but i ll still get in???

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over 4 years ago

Fuk all yall nigs. this aint no cracka stuff

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almost 5 years ago

How are most of you 13 ..
woah

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over 4 years ago

IS ANYONE ELSE DRUNK?!?!?!

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almost 5 years ago

u suck eggs and yo r all retarted lol u smell like fart of a dolphin f u alll u all suck your dads balls lol

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almost 3 years ago

I love animals!

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almost 3 years ago

Hi, I am 11 years old and I'm having trouble thinking of what job i want when I grow up. My dad is forcing me to search what Mostly fits me because I have nothing i liked.Then I came to this website and it inspired me that I love animals. So....I am choosing to become a Veterinarian.Thanks! :)

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almost 3 years ago

This website is really helpfull I wish there were more like it so I didn't have to search for like an hour it was really boring searching u helps a lot

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almost 3 years ago

Hi I'm angela I am 12 and I wanted to know how to become a vet and what I can do now to help me in the future to make it easier for me to become a vet because I really like animals and want to help them one day :)

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almost 4 years ago

This article is very helpful to me thank you.

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almost 3 years ago

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I LOVE Flame Princess!
She's MINE!

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over 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago

U ALL S U C K

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5 months ago

Hello my name is Zaylee im 12 years old i want to be a vet. im from western OK. so i grew up with horses and cattle donnky sheep and more...

my mom had the dream my grandma said well youer mom diddnt make it you wont either, IM GOING TO PROVE HER RONG. my parents support me so thats all that matters so ;]