Jenna Kashcheeva’s Answer
If you want to become a veterinarian, you will need to go to a veterinary school to develop skills that you won't be able to gain on the job, e.g. surgical operations. Veterinarians are animal medical practitioners, so you will have to get formal education to provide this type of care; imagine being treated by a doctor who hasn't been trained properly.
On a side note, you will have to get prepared to deal with people who lost their pets, making tough decisions, and a lot of other things that can be hard to bear. This is a great website that can help you get a better understanding of whether this career fits you well before you decide to pursue it: https://iwanttobeaveterinarian.org/
You can also volunteer for animal shelters during the summer. It's not the same as being a vet but you will be able to gain some practice working with animals and make meaningful connections that might be helpful for your career in the future.
So, without a degree veterinary is impossible. You'll deal with life l. Believe me it's a huge responsibility.
And if you have a genuine interest in veterinary then go for higher education in this field.
Vet tech = minimum 2 yr degree
Veterinarian = 8+ years of college/university & internships