Thinking of becoming a veterinarian? Here are some steps to get you started in this career. Veterinary medicine is a branch of medicine dealing with treating diseases, disorders and injury in animals. The doctor might work in a clinic, treat animals in a zoo or farm, or work for the government.
A good animal doctor must have deep love and compassion towards animal, and be open to continue to learn about veterinarian medicine, as it’s an advancing career.
Traditional Educational Path to be a Veterinarian
- Get your High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Go to college for a bachelor’s degree that takes about 4 years
- Complete the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or the MCAT(Medical College Examination Test)
- Based on your score and college grades, you’ll attend veterinary school for 4 years
- After graduation, you’ll take and pass the North American Veterinary Licensing, then you’re on the job
Cheat Code to Know More About Animal Medicine
- Step 1: Take a vet to lunch, ask them about their job, how long it took them to complete.
- Step 2: Volunteer in a shelter or hospital to get familiar with the medical terms and see if it’s the right career field for you
- Step 3: Get an entry level job in a veterinary office and earn as your learn on the job.
In conclusion, expand your career opportunities by taking all the mathematics and science courses; biology, chemistry and physics. These subjects are available in middle and high school.