how difficult is it to pursue a DVM?
I am a Senior student at William J. Brennan High school looking for information on becoming a veterinarian. I specifically want to pursue becoming an Exotic Animal Vet and wouldn't mind traveling at the beginning of my career to do so but i would like to know my chances and what i must do to accomplish this. #veterinarian #veterinary #animals #veterinary-medicine #animal-health #exotic-animals #competition #competitive #opportunity #opportunities #job-outlook #requirements #necessities #medicine
It's great that you want to be a vet. First you need to get your Bachelor's Degree. Majoring in some type of science/animal science will help. While getting your Bachelor's Degree you'll also want to volunteer and do internships at vet clinics, zoo's, etc. Then you'll spend another 4 years in college for your DVM program. After that you'll have to take the licensing exam. Reality is, you're looking at 8-9 years of college in order to become a Vet. The difficulty is the dedication it takes to spend 8-9 years in college, as well as the money it takes to pay for college. I'm a zookeeper at an exotic zoo in the Houston area and we always have college students doing internships with us during the summer. If you want to be an Exotic vet I'd suggest doing an internship at both a zoo and a vet clinic.
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