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how many years does it take to be a veterinarian?

what do you have to major in?

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Hassan’s Answer

The answer may vary a bit by state but the requirements for NY are here http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/vetmed/vetlic.htm#:~:text=The%20educational%20program%20must%20consist,Veterinary%20Medicine%2C%20or%20its%20equivalent.

Basically its a 4 year Bachelor degree and a 4 year DVM degree. If you want to specialize or become board certified then that may take another year or two.

For undergrad you'll likely want to major in Biology https://www.collegeraptor.com/explore-careers/articles/majors-industries/great-undergraduate-majors-for-vet-school/#:~:text=with%20Pathway%20U!-,Biology,%2C%20math%2C%20and%20organic%20chemistry. to get the best foundation for Vet school.

https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/veterinarian-rankings has rankings for the best vet schools.
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Sarah’s Answer

8 years in total. 4 years in undergrad and 4 years in vet school. Your 4 years prior to starting vet school should either be science related or animal related but it’s ideal to start at a college that offers a pre-vet path.
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Oanh’s Answer

Hi, you will need 8 years to become a D.V.M., degree. 4 years in college and 4 years in vet school.
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