A Career Essay: Becoming A Veterinarian

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Register to read the introduction… In order to become a livestock

veterinarian “you must first complete undergraduate prerequisite courses, which may include

Devyn R. Fowler

Oct. 01, 2014

ENG 101

inorganic and organic chemistry, biology, physics, nutrition, microbiology, genetics, social

science, English, and mathematics. It is also recommended that you earn a bachelor’s degree due

to the fact that admission is highly competitive. You will also need to take an admission exam,

which could be the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT), the Graduate Record

Examination (GRE) or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). While enrolled in a

veterinary medicine program, you will take courses in anatomy, physiology,
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Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)” (EducationPortal.com).

Both vets are unique in their own way, and also have similarities as well.

Devyn R. Fowler

Oct. 01, 2014

ENG 101

Companion vets and livestock vets also have similarities between themselves. Both must

examine, diagnose, and treat the individual animal, and do what’s best for the animal. Doing

what’s best for the animal may not be the easiest thing to do, but is the right thing to do.

Whether that be euthanizing the animal or performing surgery, the animals best interest is

always going to be on these vets mind.

While comparing the livestock veterinarian to the companion veterinarian, I have

learned that either path way will be difficult, and will take hard work. Knowing this, I am up

for the challenge and will strive to achieve my goal of becoming a veterinarian. With that being

said, during my research I have also decided which specific vet job I would like to pursue, and

that is the companion vet. I am excited for the journey that awaits me, and cannot wait till I see

the results.

Devyn R. Fowler

Oct. 01, 2014

ENG 101

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