How to become a Veterinarian
Perhaps you’ve always got a soft spot for animals. Then perhaps you want to find out how to become a veterinarian. It’s certainly easy to see how any child can dream of being a vet; animals, especially the small ones, can make you feel all gooey. To see a dog jumping and running around or a cat that purrs for attention and affection. It’s easy to fall in love with them, and being a vet sounds rewarding, doesn’t it?
To become a vet, you’ll need to get started early in your life. Perhaps while you’re in high school, getting acquainted with the local vets and do some volunteer work for the local animal shelter to get a head start on your career. While in high school, you’ll need to take some biology and chemistry classes so when you get to college you’ll find it easier to understand. Normally, veterinary schools don’t check your high school grades, but they will most definitely check your SATs scores and you’re your GPA and that will make a difference.
Of course it goes without saying that you’ll need a four year degree before any veterinary school can even accept you. You don’t need straight A’s, good grades are fine. Before you apply for the veterinary school of your choice, you also might want to check out their requirements and programs just to get an idea of what’s in store for you. Good work history is very important, because most of the time they want someone who already has a bit of experience in the field. During your high school years and throughout your college years, taking summer jobs and things like that would benefit you greatly in the future.
Once you’re done with veterinary school, go get a job in a vet clinic. Don’t mind that you’ll be working like an assistant, you’ll eventually move up the ladder. Remember, work history is always a good thing. They’ll see that you’ve worked hard and earned the right to call yourself a veterinarian.