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I want to be a veterinarian so are there any ways to be a paid intern at a pet hospital?

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Yes! Call some of your local vets and ask whether they hire students. You can also check your local animal shelters, which may need volunteers. Many vet office and shelters hire high school and college students to clean cages, feed animals, and exercise animals. As you gain experience, there may be opportunities to observe veterinary procedures and assist with simple tasks like weight checks and administering medications. Being in a clinic or shelter means you'll be in proximity to vets and vet techs, so you can talk with them about their educations and careers, so this is always something I encourage pre-vet students to look into. Although you may need to begin as a volunteer, showing up regularly, being reliable, and listening well will open doors to greater opportunities down the road.