So You Say You Want to Become a Veterinarian...Here's
So you think you may want to be a veterinarian, but you're not
sure what it really means and what it really takes to become one.
Here's some information on what it really takes, and some helpful
hints on how to determine if this is really what you want. And if
you decide it is, I've included some tips on how to get there.
Becoming a veterinarian requires the same amount of academic commitment
as becoming a physician or dentist for humans. After graduating
from high school, aspiring veterinarians head to college to receive
a four-year degree, usually in some area of science. After successfully
completing this, you apply to a veterinary college, which involves
an additional four years of study. Upon completion of the final
year, there are exams that are required to be sure you have gotten
the proper education, and to satisfy each state that you are now
qualified to practice. .
So that's the short story. If you are still interested and I have
not scared you off with all the academic requirements, read on for
more detailed information.
I think I want to be a veterinarian,
but I'm not sure.
I know I want to be a veterinarian.
Now tell me what I REALLY have to do to make it.
As always, I'm happy to help your pets...and their people, too.