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Veterinary?

What made you do this this Career?
What did you do to prepare for this career?
What classes would you recommend to take?
What education and/or training helped prepare you for this job?
How much does the training/education cost?

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Keyana’s Answer

I joined the veterinary field because I absolutely love animals and wanted to find many ways in how I could help animals

To prepare for this career, I did online schooling through Penn foster for veterinary assistant. Once I received my certification, I started working in the field with Banfield (this was the first clinic that hired me). Once I got comfortable in the field I went back to school to receive my license as a veterinarian technician.

I would recommend classes involving biology, anatomy, and medical math along with pharmacology. It will help out in the long run

Aside from going to school, I received a lot of on the job training from various people. I also had opportunities to learn at different hospitals and do ride alongs with large animals veterinarians to get a feel of how it is to work with all types of animals.

Education can depend on where you live and what school you decide to do. There are clinics that will help pay for schooling. For me I did that route, but total cost for my education was about $4000
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Angelica’s Answer

What made you do this this Career?
I loved medicine from a young age and I always loved and connected with animals
What did you do to prepare for this career?
I worked in many different settings with animals as a vet assistant or volunteer at museums/ zoos since I was about 17. During undergraduate I worked in a laboratory and in a gap year after undergrad I worked as an assistant in vetmed.
What classes would you recommend to take?
There are lists of prerequisite classes you must take to apply to vet school online; it varies some college by college so figure out where you see yourself applying and check that schools requirements
What education and/or training helped prepare you for this job?
I have an undergraduate BS in animal science and a doctorate in veterinary medicine
How much does the training/education cost?
I had a full ride to undergrad and was able to get in state tuition for years 2-4 during vet school, even with this I have 270k in student loans
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