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What are the best colleges for veterinary medicine?

I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up and I would like to know where I can go to become one. #veterinarian #veterinary #animals #college #colleges #choosing-a-college

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Todd’s Answer

Here is a link to the Vet School in Iowa. If you go out of your state of residence you will likely pay MUCH more for tuition. Student debt is a significant problem you should be aware of. I would not let this discourage you from being a vet, but you need to know the income you may achieve and the debt you may incur, and a plan for your finances that takes this into account before and after graduation. Most vet schools address this to some extent today, but there is no substitute for being "self taught" finances regardless of your chosen profession. Here is the link: https://vetmed.iastate.edu/future-dvm-students

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If you do not have any direct experience with working in a veterinary setting, you should look for a job with a vet if you are old enough, or perhaps work for an animal shelter. This will allow you to work with many different animals and settings, and will give you a better idea of if this is what you really want to do. Another way to find out more would be to ask local vets if they would let you either volunteer or come in and "shadow" the doctor for a day or two.

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Emily’s Answer

There are many in the U.S. As for California, UC Davis has a great program. I am listing just the one for your collection. At the same time, I can offer the following: Is the vet school accredited? Are there hands-on experiences to work with people in the field? Do you have access to counselors, or professors to get more information about the program? Having a list will help you research the best school for you. Good luck!