|By danaW on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 06:03 pm: Edit|
I want to be a veterinary technicion but I'm not sure if there are college programs or outside schools for this? I won't get a counsoler tell next year since we have the elementary, middle school, then high school and the middle school counselers basically only work with behavior problems and class transfers. I want an idea of what kind of schooling I have to do....a basic college/university or one of the "pre-vet" programs or ???
|By Roger (Roger) on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 06:45 pm: Edit|
Hi, DanaW. You can find most of what you want in this article, Your Career in Veterinary Medicine. Near the bottom of that page, there's a link to a list of accredited Vet Tech programs. I glanced at a couple of the listings, and it looks like most of the Vet Tech programs are two-year associate degree programs offered by community colleges. Good luck!
|By Dadster on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 06:11 pm: Edit|
DanaW, you might also check with some 4 year colleges that have vet programs to see if they can prepare you for this certification as part of a pre-vet program. Or, if the community college route is the way you want to go, find out about transferring credits to a 4-year program. I'd encourage you to aim for a 4-year degree, possibly as preparation for your DVM. If you can achieve the vet tech along the way, it might enable you to pay for some or all of your college expenses plus provide you with valuable hands-on experience. Good luck, Dana!
|By danaW on Monday, January 07, 2002 - 08:45 pm: Edit|
I want a 4 year education so I'm going to e-mail some of the directors of Vet Tech programs Roger mentioned, and basically ask about how the program would fit in with some other college classes that I'm interested in taking
|By Dadster on Thursday, January 10, 2002 - 12:18 pm: Edit|
Dana, I applaud your decision to go for a 4-year degree. That will serve you much better in the long run, even if you decide to change careers. Good luck!
|By Elizabeth K on Friday, June 07, 2002 - 05:34 pm: Edit|
I want to be a veterinary technican, but I also want to look at my options of being a vet later on in my career. I was wondering if you could help me, I want to know if I go into the vet tech field and then decide to I want to be a vet what I might need to do down the road. I want to get my 2 year assocciates degree and work as a vet tech but possibly become a vet a little way down the road. Any help you can give me will be greatly appericated.
|By Dadster on Friday, June 07, 2002 - 06:06 pm: Edit|
Elizabeth, I think some of the comments for danaW apply in your case, too. As you look at vet tech programs, ask about how they might integrate with a four-year degree and/or whether course credits can be transferred to other institutions. If you have a school in mind for a four year degree, you might ask them about which associates programs they recommend. That is, don't take somebody's statement that "our course credits transfer everywhere" at face value. (Check the junior college tricky marketing thread.
|By Cherrae Bridgewater on Sunday, August 04, 2002 - 08:24 pm: Edit|
I want to be a vet. I want to know what classes to take in high school and in college. I want to get a scholorship to an veterinarian college.What are the very goodin the U.S.A that are close to Indianapolis.
|By Keela Ingram on Thursday, August 08, 2002 - 01:00 pm: Edit|
I am planning on being a Veterinary Technician. I am attending a community college this year and they do not offer any Veterinary courses. Would the ideal thing to is to be a graduate with an Assosiate of Applied Science Degree, and then transfer to a Veterinary Technician specialty school? If I did do that, would I have a Bachelors Degree as a Veterinary Technician? Or would I be going to this community college and not be getting any more recognition as the same people that just go straight to Vet Tech school? Help!
|By sami shepherd on Sunday, August 11, 2002 - 02:48 pm: Edit|
I am planning on going to CVM~MU after highschool and have heard of people working as vet techs through highschool. does anyone know if there are any training classes or anything like that that you have to take? thanx alot!
|By G.G. on Monday, August 19, 2002 - 02:18 am: Edit|
I know both Cornell and UC Davis have excellent vet schools, and Cornell has an animal science major which is as close to pre-vet as you can get (I know, I went to CU).
|By Shayna Johnson on Thursday, September 26, 2002 - 01:18 pm: Edit|
How long does it take to become a veterinarian? How long do you have to go to vet school? How do you end up getting a job as a vet?I want to become a vet. and I want a lot og information on it. Can you help me out?
|By Luv4animals (Luv4animals) on Monday, October 07, 2002 - 01:24 pm: Edit|
Hi. I wanna be an animal chiropractor. What i need to know is how long after i get my vet lisence, will it take to get my lisence to be a chiropractor for animals? Also in vet school, does every student have to do surgery or is there an option? I dont know if you know i just thought this would be a good place to ask. thanks a bunch.
|By Katherine R Costello on Monday, October 07, 2002 - 05:54 pm: Edit|
I am very interested about Vet Tech College and i live in Utah (Salt Lake City). There is one college (Utah Career College) here that does offer the program, but it will cost me 26,000 plus book fees and we all know that is not cheap!
Iam only 19, fresh out of high school and not capable of a pell grant. What options do i have left to go on? Is it better for me to try and get a job w/a Vet Hospital or Clinic and work my way up? I don't have a lot of time to sit around, i need to start my career ASAP. Thanks
|By Luv4animals (Luv4animals) on Thursday, October 10, 2002 - 12:04 am: Edit|
I need to know if you can go through zoology to get into vet school? Thanks
|By Royal1123 on Monday, October 21, 2002 - 02:41 pm: Edit|
I want to be a vet-tech. I have been offered a job at a clinic where I live. The veternarian wants to train me to be a vet-tech. This would be a great opportunity for me. I have one question. If I get the training at the clinic, in a year or two, can I go take the test to get my vet-tech certificate without going to school? There aren't any school near where I live.
|By cjmillwood on Tuesday, November 05, 2002 - 08:59 pm: Edit|
I've worked for a veterinarian for almost 10 years but i've found that i need the certificate to get the money...along with the experience. i would like to know what i can do and if there are any online programs that will help me achive this goal.
|By mkslovespets on Monday, November 11, 2002 - 04:13 pm: Edit|
Hi I've been wanting to be a vet since as long as I can remember. I was just wanting to know what classes I need to take in high school and coledge To become what I want to be, and I would like to know what coledge I should go to that would help me with my goal. Oh if there is anything that can get me prepared now for vet training please let me know. thanks
|By Lawra on Monday, November 11, 2002 - 07:07 pm: Edit|
Hi I am in my senior yr. at High School and I want to be a vet. technician and also later on in my career I am going to work my way up to becoming a vet. I now work with dogs and love what I do. My question is that I have been researching around for colleges that are in my area,is it possible that you could tell me sites of the colleges in massachusetts or Boston area? I would much appreciate it. Thanks Lawra
|By radhika singh on Sunday, November 17, 2002 - 10:54 am: Edit|
HELLO, IAM AN INDIAN .AFTER FEWYEARS I PLAN TO OPEN AN SHELTER FOR ANIMALS IN INDIA.PRENSENTLY IAM DOING LAST YEAR OF MY JUNIOR COLLEGE.I NEED TO 'VE SOME DEGREE OR PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE ABOUT ANIMAL CARE. PLEASE SUGGEST HOW SHOULD I PROCEED. PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW INCASE OF SOME DETAIL.
RADHIKA[HOPE TO GET YOUR ANSWER SOON]
|By Kristy on Wednesday, November 20, 2002 - 07:42 pm: Edit|
Hey everybody.I am wanting to be a vet tech but i really dont know what to do about school. I live in Boaz and Snead State Community Collage is about 5 min. away so that is a choice. If I do need more school after that I want to go to Auburn University. I was wanting to go to Auburn in the first place, but someone told me that I didnt need to, that Snead was better. Any thoughts would be nice, just e-mail me and I thank you muchly!
|By michele blumenthal on Sunday, December 01, 2002 - 01:15 pm: Edit|
Where are the answers and threads?
|By Alicia on Wednesday, December 04, 2002 - 07:16 pm: Edit|
i want to go in to Vet tech but i dont know which schools are the best!
|By vetpad on Monday, December 09, 2002 - 10:15 am: Edit|
Hello i 'm planning on becoming a vet,but it so complicating i don't no where to start.Although I'm majoring in biology.
|By VMP on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 01:24 am: Edit|
To Royal1123 and all the other future vet techs, it depends a lot on the state you live it as far as the school question goes. But if someone wants to train you- go for it! I started as a volunteer at a young age, and am greateful for it now. You'll be getting a leg up on your future classmates and getting paid for it. I have 10 years experience and am not yet certified. I am going to a 2 year program- but only as a personal goal, its not required here. Good luck
|By kidling on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 10:06 pm: Edit|
hey i may just be kid that is 12 but i love animals very much and i want to know all about vets and how they do work cause some i hope to become a vet
|By Ram on Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 01:43 am: Edit|
Texas A&m Has a good vet program
|By full name on Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 10:28 pm: Edit|
most colleges of veterinary medicine get over 1000 applications every year for 60-90 spots and require more prerequisites than (human) medical school. it's in your best interest to get the best grades you can during university because it's really one of the most (if not the most) difficult graduate program to gain admission. every veterinaty college has a website that lists prerequisites (academic and non-academic), application procedures and deadlines. i would suggest looking at them to find out what is required before you plan your undergraduate program. you can major in whatever you want, as long as you complete these prerequisites. you also need many hours of animal experience and *veterinary* experience in addition to letters of recommendation from your supervisers.
|By Jamie Colvard on Wednesday, January 08, 2003 - 01:26 pm: Edit|
i have some questons maybe somebody can help me with. The first one of the guestons is im in 12 grade at c.m.wright high school and i wanna be a vet tech when eye get out of school and after that work my way up towars being a veternarian but i dont have the money to go to college right now what do i do and veternarian work sounds like its alot of work i"m kenda of confused what should i do?
|By Sonicbill1 (Sonicbill1) on Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 12:44 am: Edit|
Is a vet tech the same thing as a vet?
I always thought to become a veterinarian, you had to go through a pre-vet program at a university or college, then go on to four more years of veterinarian school?
Am I correct? Vets help me out.
Best wishes to everyone.
|By Rachel Albright on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 09:23 am: Edit|
Hello, i'm 16 and i'm into animals since i was a little girl, then i decided i wanted to be a vet. but i really want to be is a animal caretaker. but i don't know what college is closer, because i live in whitwater, wi and i want to go to a tech to finish my highschool there. Could you give me so pointers and information on animal caretaker? Thank you, Rachel
|By rich delaney on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 - 11:15 pm: Edit|
i am a 30 years old with a bachelors degree in business. I currently am a computer programmer for a major bank. I am considering completely changing my path and becoming a veterinarian. I had pretty good grades in college, but with today's competition to get into vet school - what's my best bet? Do I go to an accredited vet tech school and get the clinical experience so I can eventually get into vet school - or is there another route that I could take so I don't have to start over?
|By Vetgal on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 01:48 pm: Edit|
i just graduated a couple years ago with a degree from a 4 year university. it's a degree in Animal and Veterinary Science; pre-vet....how much more schooling or what programs do i need to be a RVT?
|By Jessica on Thursday, January 23, 2003 - 09:32 pm: Edit|
I am nine years old. I am determined to be a vet. Please give me some information on what I should do to become a vet. I love animals, especially cats. I love dogs and birds too.
|By surferskatergirl17 on Saturday, January 25, 2003 - 02:05 am: Edit|
i want to know how to get my vet liscence?
|By Jessica sinatra on Tuesday, February 04, 2003 - 03:01 pm: Edit|
i want to become a vet tech before i jump right in to becoming a vet. what i need to know is should i take a four year or a two year college? and what schools can i be excepted at? my grades in high school now are about average and i feel iam taking all the right classes but i dont know if that is good enough to get in to a college for veterinary medicine.
|By Californiaferretunderround on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 09:00 pm: Edit|
Before thinking of a California Vet Program remember most California schools don't teach ferret health issues which in the rest of the world can hurt you. With the growing popularity of domestic ferrets as pet's it is a plus to include them into your practice.
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