Is anyone on pt a vet? i want to go to college to become a vet and need some info or advice
I'd say you've got what it takes! Now go get it, girl!After 7 or so years of college, hopefully I'll be a certified avian veterinarian. Already made one diagnosis today. One of our club members gave another member a hen at the meeting. Held the bird to see what I thought about it, and felt something under the tail. Took a look and a giant tapeworm appeared. That just made my day Not something I normally want to touch, haha.
me too!! lolgood luck! I love the large animal medicine as well. I thought I wanted to be a vet, but I hate school...so that did'nt work out.. good luck in your adventure...
I too know many techs that have went on to become vets ,it does get your feet wet and you learn alot along the way which helps in the long runGood suggestions here.
Any zoos near you ? Can you become a volunteer for one season ?
Or maybe move onto a local SPCA to volunteer there for a while?
Volunteering doesn't pay $ but it is a really, really good way to get your feet wet and it looks fabulous on college applications and/or resumes.
Look at colleges with a veterinary medicine program. Depending on your location some universities may have ones which deal more w/ agricultural animals, others more with pets (although my understanding is that all species are covered in cirriculim).
Good suggestion from Twinkie, too...aim for the Vet Tech level and see how you like that. I know a lotta Techs who really love their jobs and it doesn't pay badly. Then you can decide whether to make the jump to a full veterinary program.