Six Steps To Become A Veterinarian

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There are six steps to become a licensed veterinarian. The earning of two degrees’, the courses that are recommended, the extra certifications required to specialize in particular fields, the testing to pass on to the next step to become a licensed veterinarian, the veterinary experience to get on your feet and an idea of what is expected, and lastly, the interview process. Once a student has gone through all six steps, then the student is transitioning into a doctor of veterinary medicine. To become a licensed veterinarian, a student must major in either a science or mathematics degree. As a personal reference, I am considering majoring in microbiology/pre-veterinary medicine. Microbiology is the scientific study of microorganisms. Examples …show more content…
From my understanding, it sounds as if Tufts requires the applicant to be an honor student prior to applying for their medical program. Although the applicant is not necessarily required to have experience solely in the veterinary profession, they are required to have some sort of medical experience. The medical experience might include human medical, agricultural, research or biomedical experience. The experience must show an understanding an any area, not just basic care and feeding. Other requirements include three letters of evaluation, two essays, extracurricular and community activities outside of working with animals, the ability to move up in the veterinary profession, and possibility of an interview to be …show more content…
Both the bachelor’s and the Doctor of Veterinary Medical degree is a four to five-year study. During veterinary medical school, the student will learn about specializing in small animals, large animals, mixed animals and even exotic mammals. My personal interest is mixed animals; I would be working with not only companion animals, such as dogs and rabbits, but I would be working with horses and livestock as well. During the final year of veterinary medical school, the student will be required to prepare and register for the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination. The NAVLE is comprised of 360 multiple-choice questions. The exam lasts approximately six to eight hours, with a 15-minute orientation and a 45-minute

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