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Transcript of Equine Vet
General job details about an Equine Vet
Training required to get into this field.
High school prerequisites needed to get into the university.
Schools that provide training
Being an equine vet carries a lot of responsibility, you have to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Most appointments are routine things such as vaccinations, dentistries and lameness exams (evaluating a horse for soreness)
Equine vets generally spend a lot of time responding to emergencies. These emergencies can happen at any time of the day or night, and can include injuries/cuts/wounds, illness (flu, fever), and colic (upset stomach/belly pain).
To apply to Vet school, you need to do a minimum of two years of an undergraduate university degree in science.
Most people end up doing a full four year degree before going to vet school. The Vet program is an additional four years on top of the undergraduate degree.
Volunteer work and hands on experience is also very important when applying to vet school.
Salary depends on where you work and how much ‘on call’ you do.
Generally between 60,000 – 80,000 dollars per year.
Guelph university is the only school in Canada that provides any type of veterinary training.
The courses needed to get into Guelph are mostly Sciences and maths.
Tovah Caldwell, DVM
McKee-Pownall Equine Services - Niagara
Toll free: 866-856-3260 P: 905-309-6620 F: 905-309-5472
Personally, I would chose this career because being a vet is what I've wanted to do my entire life. Only recently I've become specific and chosen an equine vet. With this job I'd be able to be around animals I respect and care for and I would enjoy my job.