Understanding the Path Veterinarians Take

A veterinarian is a professional who studies diseases, disorders, and injuries in animals. They then might run a private clinic, work in a zoo, shelter, or for the government. The choice to be a veterinarian stems from deep love of animals. A good veterinarian will be compassionate and patient with animals. They also keep learning more to improve their service quality.

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Let’s take a look at how veterinarians get their start.

To be a veterinarian, you must have a high school diploma and attend four years of college undergrad to get your bachelor’s degree. After studies, students take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Medical College Examination Test (MCAT). Your college grades will determine if you can move on to veterinary school for another four years of learning.

Once studies are complete, you must take and pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) before you can begin your practice. To gain more understanding about the veterinarian path, you could volunteer at a shelter or get a job interning at a veterinary office. The more fun investment would be to take one veterinarian out for lunch and invite them to share their experience with you.


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