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What’s the best Vet school around Kentucky?

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Carol’s Answer

Madie;

It appears that there are no colleges/universities with specific Veterinary Medicine degree programs in Kentucky. There may be some good Vet Technician programs.


Here are some online sites that may help you find what you need.

My suggestion would be to reach out directly to the KENTUCKY VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

See below. Hope this helps to get you started.

Carol

Pre-Vet Programs - Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association


www.kvma.org/page/15/Pre-Vet-Programs.htm

Kentucky Pre-Veterinary Medicine Programs ... Northern Kentucky University, Richard Durtsche ... Georgetown College, Dr. Tracy Livingston, Ph .D. University of ...

6 Vet Tech Schools in KY – Accredited & Awesome

https://vettechnicians.org/ky/

In Kentucky the number of opportunities for veterinary technicians, assistants and animal caregivers is always growing. Of these careers, only vet techs are ...

 

 

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Courtney’s Answer

Looks like University of Kentucky has a pre-vet program that you can go through to get your Bachelor's Degree. http://vetsci.ca.uky.edu/education But after that, you'll have to apply to a college that offers a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in another state because I couldn't find a DVM degree path offered at a Kentucky college.


There are some Vet Tech programs being offered in Kentucky but keep in mind that the Vet Tech Pathway is NOT the route you'd want to go if you want to become a Vet. The Vet Tech programs are certificate programs that you can take while getting your Associates Degree but the actual Vet Tech classes won't transfer to a 4 year university to apply towards your Bachelor's degree, only the core classes like Math, History, and English will transfer. While Vet Tech classes will give you vet clinic experience, they will only make the time and money spent towards a DVM degree longer and more costly.


Here's a link that lists the colleges that offer DVM degrees to become a Vet. http://veterinaryschools.com/resources/doctor-of-veterinary-medicine-dvm-schools


Keep in mind that first, you'll need to get your Bachelor's Degree (4-5 years); then you'll apply for Vet School to get your DVM. This takes another 4-5 years. Then you'll need to pass the state licensing exam before you can practice. While in high school or while you're getting your Bachelor's degree you'll want to volunteer/intern at vet clinics, zoos, animal shelters. This experience will help ensure that being a vet is really what you want to do and you'll also need this experience before applying to Vet school.

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