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How to decide whether you want to go into veterinary school or nursing school?

I've been thinking about going into the veterinary field as I have always loved animals but I also love helping people. Which field should I decide on? Any tips/thoughts would be appreciated!

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Rodrigo’s Answer

Hi kelly

I think is a difficult thing if you love both, maybe you can do a little research on specialities and then take a decision based on that, to be fully in something with humans or maybe you like a specific animal
Thank you comment icon I agree with my colleges, the only thing I would say is to make a decision tree so to speak. Find out what you are really passionate for. You are still young and things change. Search your inner most tho9ughts suggestion. If you are unsure go to your Vocational Rehab office . They have tests that might help to guide your divine gift for healing. Healing is a calling to bear hurt pain and suffering. How much suffering can you give comfort to? These professions are not to be taken lightly lives are at stake . Eric Snow
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Patricia Marie’s Answer

Some things you can do to help you decide between the 2 paths:
- Do your research online on each major/ career..
- Speak to someone who already works in that career and ask them how they got there/ daily activities, etc (this is called an informational interview, look for good conversation prompts online) PS try not to be shy! Professionals typically are nice and would oblige if asked by a student
- Shadow someone who works in that career to immerse yourself and see firsthand how their days truly are
- Do volunteering or internship in that career/ field and see whether you like the work.
- Etc. There are many ways you can get to know both paths

Some questions to keep in mind:
Which one do you resonate with more after any of the above steps?
Which job activities do you see yourself doing in the future?
What are the pros and cons for each career?
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Tina’s Answer

I would suggest getting in contact with your local veterinarian to see if they will allow you to shadow them for a day or a couple days. I would suggest doing the same with nursing, you could call local healthcare facilities to see if they will allow you to shadow them for a day to help you gain a better understanding of what a day looks like in both of these positions. I also believe you can volunteer in both fields as well which may help you make a better decision.
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Baljit’s Answer

Hi Kelly,
try to volunteer in both veterinary and nursing jobs for some time. This will give you some insight which career you are interested in pursuing. Also you could take a career personality test online too. These types of tests allow you to delve deeper into what would best suit your personality. Talk to your career advisor too. Be prepared to ask all the questions that you have.
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