How to Become a Veterinarian?

By Jordan Voegele

Introduction

Have you been thinking about what you want to be when you grow up? Well, I have and when I grow up I want to be a veterinarian so I wrote this article to help others others learn how become a vet if they want to be one. So please enjoy my article and I hope it helps. P.S becoming a vet can take a lot of hard work.

How To Get Started

To get started take all the mathematics, chemistry, biology, and physics courses which are available to you in middle and high school; they will open up many career opportunities in college including veterinary medicine. You must get a bachelors degree to get into veterinarian school where you can train to become a veterinarian. While you are a kid you need to work on getting good grades and I mean like really good grades to get into veterinary school. There are approximately 30 Veterinarian schools, and some people say its actually harder to get into veterinary school than medical school and that makes it a very competitive field. Grades aren't the only factor when applying. It's all about experience, and you need as much hands-on experience as you can possibly get.

Professionals in The Field

I interviewed Ms. Dana Ford and she is in the training process of becoming a veterinarian. I got a lot of my info about from her and so she really helped me out and she was very nice when she was answering all my questions so I would like to give a big thanks to her for helping me and I am sure she will be a great vet when she becomes one.

Day To Day Life Of a Veterinarian

Veterinarians can make up to $53,270 per year. At the top end, 10 percent made at or above $149,530 per year. A veterinarian usual has to work about 8 to 10 hours a day and so they normally get around 6 hours of sleep about every day and a half because you have to work long shifts some times so you may get tired on the job. There are different types of veterinarians and some travel to there patient and some stay in there office and there patient come to them and so then you mat be traveling a lot too depending on if you want to stay in your office or drive to houses.

Conclusion

This was my article on how to become a veterinarian and I hope that my article helped you out and that you realize how fun being a vet can be.