Vet School

Makayla Bell

Wanting to become a veterinarian and complete school is difficult yet beneficial. Depending on what program you choose to attend, your experience in vet school may differ. The article, “What Is Vet School Like” by Ross University School Of Veterinary Medicine states, “Exploring the profession by shadowing or working for a veterinarian is the best way to learn and understand what is involved in the veterinary profession and whether veterinary medicine is the right career for you.” Many people go into the veterinary industry not knowing whether or not they want to proceed with this career. As the article stated, many don’t realize how useful job shadowing could be when seeing your options. Job shadowing involves spending time following a professional as they work, and observing their day-to-day work. 

With the potential to have a successful outcome, schooling is still very advanced and rough. Nearly all students attend an undergraduate college or university for four years and then go to veterinarian school for another four years. Some, however, require additional schooling if you specialize in a certain field. Even after eight years of advanced schooling to become a veterinarian, some still may take two more years before even beginning their practice. 

The course subjects you will receive are anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, pathology, toxicology, biochemistry, and surgical techniques. You must be prepared for the long classes and studying, beginning early in the morning and ending late at night. To say you aren’t involved at Ross Vet is discouraging knowing there are 20 active school clubs and a variety of interest organizations. Memorizing the terminology is your key to becoming an admirable veterinarian. Sacrificing your free time to study and understand what you’re studying for is time-consuming but rewarding in the end.