Face it, most of us have a soft spot in our hearts for animals. Maybe we love to pet them, maybe we love to take care of them, but some of us love to save them. Veterinary science is becoming such a popular topic of study because with the changing eco-system, more and more students are finding animals to be their passion. The ability to access knowledge is unlike any other time before us, so the whole roof of veterinary science has been blown off – truly amazing things are happening in the field of veterinarians. With that said, here is what you can expect if becoming a veterinarian is something you see yourself being interested in.
First off, going to school is a must. You can not expect to become a veterinarian without having some form of formal education. Even though tuition can be extremely expensive – and will most likely get even higher in the coming years – I would try as hard as you can to go to one of the best veterinary schools out there. A school like Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, or even the University of California-Davis, located in Davis, California, are great school to learn how to be a veterinarian. These schools might be expensive though which is why you need to seek out the means of scholarships and grants. This is free money just waiting for you to pick it up!
When pursuing your degree in veterinary science, or animal science as it might be called depending on where you’re at, you can expect a number of things. First of all, you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of the anatomy of many different kinds of animals. You’ll have to know their life cycles, their physiology, their health functions, and more. As a veterinarian you can expect to have to use this information on a regular basis because you don’t know what might come walking through the door.
One of the biggest things to keep in mind when pursuing an occupation as a veterinarian is that your love for animals is not enough. I’m sure we all love animals to some extent, but loving animals and being passionate about them isn’t enough to make you a licensed vet. You’ll need a hardy work ethic, some smarts, and a pleasant personality too!