Pre-Veterinary Career Plan

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Before doing this project, my plans after High School were to go to a College somewhere in North Carolina, and major in Zoology, Biology or Veterinary Medicine. After doing this project, I got accepted to Mars Hill University in North Carolina & will be doing my studies there in Zoology/Biology with the pre-veterinary program. The city I will most likely live in is Asheville, North Carolina but that may change because I plan on going to a different University after I get my Bachelor’s degree. When I went to the Texas Reality Check website & chose the Lifestyle Calculator these were my results: For Housing, I chose to live in a House for $1,256 since I will be spending about 10 years in College & the place I choose to go to college after I graduate …show more content…
I plan on putting 10% of my income into my savings for retirement which is $598. My total monthly expenses are $6,577, My annual expenses are $78,924, and my income tax (28% of Annual Expenses) is $19,731. The annual salary I need to earn to afford my lifestyle is $98,655. The occupational category I chose was Health Science & the occupations in that Category are, Physician Assistants, Veterinarians, Medical and Health Services Managers, Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners, Optometrists, Pharmacists, Prosthodontists, Dentists(General), Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Podiatrists, Internists(General), Pediatricians(General), Dentists(All other specialists), Psychiatrists, Physicians & Surgeons, All other specialists, Family and General Practitioners, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, and Orthodontists. The occupation I chose out of these is a Veterinarian and the annual salary is $99,879 and the hourly wage is $48. The job prospects in Texas are 19%. The Job Description for a Veterinarian is to Diagnose and treat diseases and dysfunctions of …show more content…
During the first two years, the programs usually consist of advanced training in the basic veterinary sciences, such as those covered in prerequisite courses. The final two years of the programs consist of training in clinical procedures, including disease diagnosis and treatment, surgery, toxicology, obstetrics, anesthesiology, radiology, zoonosis, which is any animal diseases that can be transmitted to humans and anthroponosis, which is any human disease that can be transmitted to animals. It's during veterinary school that many students decide to concentrate on becoming large animal vets, dealing with farm animals, such as horses and cows, or small animal vets, dealing with domestic pets, such as dogs and cats. Following graduation, some individuals choose to participate in a 1-year internship to fine-tune their veterinary skills and possibly secure more rapid advancement in the

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