The Veterinarian Career Path

Steps to become a Vet.

To become a veterinarian a person needs to follow the Animal Systems career cluster. A person must acquire some specific skills such as active learning, complex problem solving, and the person must have extensive knowledge in science courses such as biology. In high school a student wanting become a vet might take as many courses in ag, science, and math as possible. The student may also look into joining FFA. In college the student will want to take classes in Biology that include laboratory experience, the student should also look into taking organic chemistry. After obtaining a doctoral degree a student will continue on to vet school where they will learn veterinarian specific skills and obtain their veterinarian license. Luckily for young people wanting to become a vet jobs are expected to increase and there are many organizations hiring vet related careers.

Myself as a Vet

I am looking to become a veterinarian because i enjoy working with animals, solving problems, and I will earn a acceptable paycheck. Qualities that drive me to this career include my honesty and mind set to solve any problem that arises. A few problems for some people are their weak stomach or their dislike towards doing physical work with their hands. Some convincing reasons for me to want to become a vet are the paycheck and the job openings and security. The only drawbacks are how are it is to become a vet. A lot of schooling is involved and most vets have tight schedules.

The Life of a Veterinarian.

The tasks of a vet include treating sick or injured animals, attending lectures and meetings, educating the public about diseases they can receive from their animals, and sadly euthanizing animals (putting an animal down). A vet has a very busy day and usually works from 10am- 9pm or until the last client or farm has been dealt with. A good vet must posses many traits such as honesty, persistence, the vet has to love animals, and most importantly the vet must have a strong belief (meaning the vet believes what he/she is doing is the right thing to do and they will succeed). For a livestock vet most of the work takes place on a farm or out in a pasture. There are little injuries or illnesses that have been reported by vets but a veterinarian who isn't careful could catch a deadly disease from a "patient." A typical livestock vet will make around $100,000 yearly after expenses and lucky for vets their medical,dental, and vision care is all free!