Some do, and this is certainly a good way to get experience. Others concentrate on academics and going directly to vet school. To become a registered or certified vet tech will take several months if not years of study, and some of these courses may not apply to admission to vet school or an undergraduate degree. You can work for a veterinarian as an assistant (ie tech) but certification or registration requires formal training and then an exam. It varies from state to state and title to title.
Todd recommends the following next steps:
- Here is a link for the vet school in your area for prospective students: http://www.vetmed.vt.edu/resources/prospective-students.asp Here is a link for vet tech info in Maryland: https://vettechnicians.org/md/ Good luck!