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How can I start a career of veteran?

Ever sense I was 4 years old I always wanted to save and protract the animals in need and endanger #texas

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Daniela’s Answer

Hi Andre,

  • You can start now to prepare for a career in veterinary medicine. A student who is interested in becoming a veterinarian should select courses in science as early as high school and discuss details for a suitable academic program with a guidance counsellor. Science courses such as biology, chemistry and physics form a good foundation. Optional course in humanities and social sciences are also recommended as well as a strong back ground in mathematics. If working in a clinic and setting up your own private practice interests you, then it would be wise to consider taking courses in business administration.

  • To obtain the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) a minimum of six years of university education is required. This involves two years of pre-veterinary study at a regular university.

  • The day to day work of veterinarians involves examining animals, making diagnoses, doing blood tests or x-rays, treating diseases or injuries, performing surgery and preventing animal illness through vaccinations. Vets educate human owners about how to feed, breed and care for their animals. They might also be called upon to help very old, sick animals die in a relatively pain-free manner.

  • Vets can specialize in the care and treatment of either small or large animals. Those who deal with small animals such as dogs, cats, birds or reptiles usually work in cities and have owners brings their animals to a clinic or office. Large animal veterinarians who work with horses, cows, pigs and other farm animals often have a mobile practice visiting farms and traveling all over the countryside.


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James Constantine’s Answer

Hello Andre,

Starting a Career as a Veterinarian

Education and Training: To become a veterinarian, you typically need to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from an accredited veterinary school. This usually involves completing a bachelor’s degree, followed by four years of veterinary school. During your education, you will study subjects such as animal anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology.

Gain Experience: It is essential to gain practical experience working with animals. This can be achieved through internships, volunteer work at animal shelters or clinics, or part-time jobs at veterinary practices. Building a strong foundation of hands-on experience will be beneficial for your career as a veterinarian.

Obtain Licensure: After completing your education, you will need to obtain a license to practice veterinary medicine. Licensing requirements vary by state but typically involve passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) and fulfilling any additional state-specific requirements.

Specialize: Veterinary medicine offers various specialization options such as surgery, dentistry, oncology, and emergency care. Pursuing a specialization can enhance your skills and knowledge in a specific area of veterinary medicine.

Networking: Building a professional network within the veterinary field can open up opportunities for career advancement. Attending conferences, joining professional organizations like the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and connecting with experienced veterinarians can help you establish valuable connections.

Entrepreneurship: Consider starting your veterinary practice or joining an existing practice to gain experience running a business. Entrepreneurial skills can be valuable for veterinarians looking to establish their own clinics or pursue leadership roles in established practices.

Passion for Animal Welfare: Having a genuine passion for saving and protecting animals is a crucial aspect of being a successful veterinarian. Your dedication to animal welfare will drive you to provide the best possible care for animals in need and endangered species.

By following these steps and staying committed to your goal of becoming a veterinarian, you can start a rewarding career dedicated to helping animals in need and making a positive impact on their lives.

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American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA): The AVMA is a reputable organization that provides information on veterinary education, licensure requirements, specialization options, and professional networking opportunities for aspiring veterinarians.

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC): The AAVMC offers valuable resources on veterinary education programs, accreditation standards, and career development in the field of veterinary medicine.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Occupational Outlook Handbook: Veterinarians: The BLS provides detailed information on the job outlook, salary potential, educational requirements, and licensure procedures for veterinarians in the United States.

James Constantine.