What type of things should I be doing my sophomore year in college to be preparing myself for vet school?
I have a passion for animals and my plan is to become a veterinarian. I've asked this question to see what steps others have taken to become a veterinarian. #college #career #college-major #veterinarian #veterinary
You can enjoy your high school time! I wouldn't worry so much about starting so early. If you're really that eager I would consider volunteering at a vet center or animal shelter to get a sense of what a vet's daily life is like. For courses, biology is the main one you will be involved in.
You will need to contact the Vet School you plan to attend, and have the office of admissions give you the pre requisite courses required to apply to vet school. They may also offer programs for prospective students to learn more about how to apply. Be sure the Vet School with accept courses from the college you are attending, and that you fulfill all the required courses. You will need to get some experience working with animals, preferably with a veterinarian. Keep track of contact information for college professors , people you work for, and others who know you well but you are not related to. These will be good contacts to write you personal recommendations for Vet School.
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