Lilibeth.Duran 3rd period

How to become, Education Level Needed

-Students should perform well in general science and biology in junior high school and pursue a strong science, mathematics, and biology program in high school to prepare for pre-veterinary coursework at a college or university. Before applying to veterinary college/school

-One year of biology with lab

-Two years of chemistry

-One year of Physics

-One year of Math

-One quarter of statistic

-One year of English



Certification or Testing Requirements


-In addition to this extensive training, a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve Board certification from the ACVIM.

-3 levels of certification in the laboratory animal field: ALAT (Assistant Lab Animal Technician), LAT (Lab Animal Technician), and LATG (Lab Animal Technologist).

-Veterinary Hospital Management Association offers certification to become a certified veterinary practice manager (CVPM)

Test Requirements-

- The VCAT test results are only one component of the very difficult decision of the veterinary college admissions process

-Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

-Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)

A few Vet schools accept the MCAT, but most want the GRE.

Lenght of time to complete requirements

-Veterinarians are required to complete a 4-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program in addition to undergraduate school.

-Those who have not completed undergraduate school generally need to have completed at least 45-90 semester hours

- bachelor's degree in animal science can usually be completed in four years. Studies commonly include both classroom and laboratory education.

My Career is available in what field

The veterinary technician is like the head nurse in the health care field. A vet tech’s role may include:

  • gathering patient information
  • taking and developing X-rays
  • dressing wounds
  • educating owners on pet care
  • administering medications
  • taking blood tests
  • performing routine lab tests
  • catheterizations
  • tube feedings and intravenous fluids

along with handling inventory, keeping records and many other tasks in caring for sick and injured animals.