Start early by volunteering at your city shelter. This will add to your community service and help with credits in high school. Consider becoming certified in a specialty field such as internal medicine or surgery.4 In order to be eligible for specialty certification, you will need to complete a residency or additional education.4 Work experience is essential to be considered. Strategic Growth Alliance is a veterinary study group of progressive veterinarians on the leading edge of practice management. Veterinary Study Groups. 2 Find a job as a veterinarian. Most veterinarians work in private veterinary clinics that provide medical care for small, companion pets. Other veterinarians specialize in working with large animals like horses, cows, and sheep, traveling to ranches and farms to provide care.4 Others specialize in treating exotic animals in zoos or aquariums.
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4 Consider getting further education. Some vets even go so far as to get their PhDs. If you'd like to lead the field in research, this is a great idea. Or if you'd like a massive bump in your salary! A good recommendation is to try to get into the college that you are interested in going to veterinary school at. If you live in Pennsylvania, going to UPenn is a good idea. Try to gain experience with lots of different types of animals and situations required for their care. Have a pet of your own. Find a family friend or relative that has been to or applied to a veterinarian school and get their tips! If you can excel in these areas, it may be a good indicator that medicine is the right field for you. 3, edit step 3, get a bachelors degree. Choose the college that you take these at wisely.