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How hard is it to study Veterinary Medicine?

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Alexandra’s Answer

Although Veterinary Medicine does not involve a human life, I would imagine that it would be just as difficult as studying medicine. What might make it more difficult is the fact that animals are unable to describe any symptoms or feelings to us. When it comes to treating animals, a Veterinarian would still be required to understand all treatment options and what is best practice.

In addition, you'd still have to deal with the owners of the pets who may have many different levels of attachment to their pets. This could require putting an animal down, managing frustration when it comes to cost (animals don't typically have insurance like we do) and also surgical procedures depending on the area of study.

So based on the above it seems like a discipline that would require lots of studying and people, as well as, animal skills involved.
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Ajay’s Answer

If you love being with animals and interest in biology (especially zoology) this is a good foundation to study Veterinary Medicine. There most likely will be some basic physics and some basic math along the way as well but with a little bit of work that should be very doable.
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Helene (Eleni)’s Answer

I'd recommend going on LinkedIn and finding those who are in veterinary medicine and reaching out to ask about their work and how they got started in the field! You can send a note when sending a request to follow about who you are and why you are adding them.
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