By: Camryn McGee
A veterinarian is a physician who has been educated and trained by an accredited institution to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in animals.
High School Preparation
Medical careers: The curriculum covers the topics of medical terminology, infection controls, vital signs, medical ethics, applies math, interpersonal communication, and vocational planning.
- Biology: Application to life and work in a contemporary technological society as well as their implications on social issues.
Two clubs or activities that I can join at my school are:
Principia: Principia is a club whose goal is to help students deepen and broaden their understanding of science.
- Skills USA: Skills USA is a national organization for students enrolled full-time in industrial, technical, and health organizations.
To help me get an idea of how people in my career field I can get a internship at my local vet, walk dogs, babysit animals, or shadow a vet for a summer or even a day!
Three references I have are...
Mrs. Dembkowski - Sophomore Volleyball Coach at East Leyden
Mrs. Divitto - Freshman Basketball Coach at East Leyden
Mrs. Gorzynski - Digital Literacy Teacher at East Leyden
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General (Cert, MS, PhD)
One training program I can do to help me out before college is NAVTA. NAVTA welcomes anyone is the veterinary industry.
"The mission of NAVTA is to represent and promote the profession of veterinary technology. NAVTA provides direction, education, support and coordination for its members and works with other allied professional organizations for the competent care and humane treatment of animals."
I can get an internship at any local vet and help around and see what goes on. My local vet asked me if I wanted to shadow them for the summer to see what work is like for vets and they can help me learn. If I go to a school in California I can get an internship at a zoo and be a zookeeper for a summer. Any of three would be a great opportunity. Here is a video of a San Diego Veterinarian and how their every day life is at work.