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Transcript of Veterinarian
Small animals: such as dogs, cats, and birds.
Diagnose animals health problems
Vaccinate their patients against diseases, such as distemper and rabies
Treat and dress wounds
Advise owners about animal feeding, behavior, and breeding
Large Animals: such as horses and cows
Provide preventive care to maintain the health of food animals
Test for and vaccinate against diseases
Consult with farm/ranch owners and managers on animal production, feeding, and housing issues.
The average salary a Veterinarian makes is $101,041.
Places of Employment
Values, Interest, and Abilities
Work long hours
Spend 50 or more hours on the job
Take turns being called for the evening, night, or weekend work
Solo practitioners can work extended and weekend hours, responding to emergencies or squeezing in unexpected appointments
Must graduate from a 4 year program at an accredited college of Veterinary Medicine
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree
Obtain a license to practice
In total you will have to attend school for 8 years
Ohio State has a competitive admission process in which students are considered for admission based largely on their academic performance and credentials.
Successful completion of the college preparatory curriculum while in high school.
What is a Veterinarian?
Veterinarians play a major role in the lives of animals. Veterinarians use their skills to protect humans against diseases carried by animals and conduct clinical research on human and animal health problems.
Animal Rescue Shelters
High school students planning on becoming veterinarians should take similar classes so that they are fully prepared to do well in college.
4 years of high school English
3 years of Math
Chemistry and Physics
It is also important to be a good student. To maintain good grades. Typically grades of C or lower are not considered as successful completion of course when a student applies to Veterinary School.
Employment of Veterinarians is expected to grow 36 percent from 2010- 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Job opportunities should be particularly good in government and in farm animal care.
involves working with ideas, searching for facts, figuring out problems mentally, and require an extensive amount of thinking.
Involve work activities that include practical, hands- on problems and solutions.
Ohio State University
North Carolina University
Six Courses of Language:
4 Units of English (grammar, composition, and literature.)
2 Units of a foreign language
Four Courses of Mathematics:
Integrated Math (taking a calculus class is optional)
Three Courses of Science:
At least one laboratory course
Colorado State University
Admission preference is given to applicants whose 30 completed credits are college-level, academic courses covering a range of subjects including mathematics, communications, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and performing arts.
Grade Point Average and Trends in Grades
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale) is preferred; applicants must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in order to be considered for admission. The cumulative GPA includes all institutions attended.
Admission preference is given to applicants with more A and B grades than C grades and no D/F grades in the two most recent semesters. Students with grades of D or F are encouraged to retake the course(s) since courses with these grades will not transfer.
4 units of English
3 (4) units of math
3 units of natural science with significant lab experience
2 (3) units of social science
2 (3) units of the same foreign language
1 unit of a visual or performing art
1 additional unit of the above courses
Performance in high school as shown by class rank or grade point average.
Performance on the ACT or SAT
Why I Want to Become a Veterinarian
Adventures in Veterinary Medicine:
This program is for middle school, high school, and college students. At AVM you will get a clear picture of the demands of veterinary school and a knowledge of the varied career opportunities within the profession. AVM is a thorough introduction for those with an interest in pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. During the program students will attend lectures by their faculty, participate in laboratories and engage in hand-on activities with animals.
Boiler Vet Camp:
Boiler Vet Camp gives want-to-be veterinarians or veterinary technicians the chance to live out their dreams. This camp is designed for students who are interested in becoming veterinary healthcare professionals and provides a preview into the real and vast fields of veterinary medicine. Students will gain personal experience.
Ever since I was a little girl I always had a huge passion for animals. But becoming a veterinarian wasn't my first choice. I always dreamed of becoming an Artist because it interested me in a lot of ways. Being creative was something I loved to do! Finally, I made my final decision in becoming a vet. Since the day I witnessed my dog getting hit by a car, it was an awful feeling not knowing what to do to save his life. He passed away that same day and ever since I knew I was determined to study how to save an animal's life.