How do you get into veterinary school?
Getting into veterinary college requires that you get good grades in high school courses like biology, chemistry, and math. Good communication skills are also necessary as well as empathy for both people and pets. Most veterinarians spend at least two years at an undergraduate college before they can qualify to apply to veterinary school. Veterinary college is a four-year program, so there is a minimum of six years of college study required.
After you graduate from veterinary college, you take national and state/provincial board exams. Assuming that you pass, you can immediately start practicing as a licensed veterinarian in that state. Many veterinary graduates go onto special residency programs and additional studies before entering private practice. There are many interesting careers open to veterinary graduates, including private medical practice, government relations, research, etc.
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