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What are the minimum requirements to have a veterinary occupation and how long could it take to get it?

I'm specifically trying to get a veterinarian's point of view on this question.

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Kelly’s Answer

In addition to coursework, you are also required to show interest in the field prior to application. This includes two sections one working specifically in veterinary medicine (via employment as a vet assistant or shadowing a veterinarian) as well as animal volunteer hours (working with a shelter/rescue, working at a doggy daycare, etc). Especially if you don't achieve the most optimal grades, showing a lot of animal interest hours can really help your impact.
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Sarah’s Answer

Veterinary school is 4 years. In order to get accepted to veterinary school though, you need to complete specific college course requirements first. Usually the entire process ends up being 8 years. You can do it potentially in 7 years if you are able to complete your undergraduate degree with the veterinary school required classes in a span of 3 years.
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