Do You Want To Be A Vet?
If you love animals then choosing a career in working with animals makes a lot of o sense. While there are many routes to take if you want to work with animals, becoming a vet is probably one of the more common jobs for animal lovers. If you want to work with animals in a medical environment there are other job roles you can work as. Jobs such as a veterinary nurse, veterinary technician, or even a veterinary radiologist are also great options for those looking to work in a medical environment. Looking at your options into what options there are out there for you will help you decide which route to take.
If you choose to become a vet it’s very important to make sure you have the right qualifications. In order to get a place at vet schools, you will be required to have GCSEs or the equivalent, you will also need to have A-levels with grades between A*’s and B’s. Making sure you choose the right A-levels is very important as vet schools have very strict requirements.
With you’re A-levels make sure you pick out some key subjects, as you will need them to apply to universities. Biology is a must, as you will need to have knowledge of anatomy. You will also need to have one or more of these subjects; chemistry, maths and physics. These are important to universities although some universities will accept the third subject as a non-science based A-level. It is also required that you achieve high grades ranging only from A’s to B’s anything lower and you may not be accepted. If you do not have the requirements to enroll in a degree course, some universities will offer you the choice of a foundation year, which will help you to progress to study veterinary medicine.
It is also important to show how you have worked with animals previously on your university application. Look into volunteering at your local veterinary surgery or even at your local animal shelter. These placements will make your application a strong contender.
When it comes to universities, all veterinary science degrees are very similar. In fact, veterinary degrees are very similar to medical degrees both require 5 years of dedication. These years will be very hard and it is imperative that you are focused and driven throughout your years at university.
Working with animals is a very rewarding job for animal lovers. It is your job to ensure the well-being of animals and make sure they receive the best care possible. Having good personal skills is important, this is due to the fact that you are not only dealing with animals but sometimes you’ll be dealing with very worried pet owners who will need reassurance.
Although being a vet is a very rewarding job it is very hard too. Animals do not communicate in the same way that humans do, this means sometimes your job may require your inner detective to come out. You need to be quick thinking and be able to carry out a thorough investigation to get to the bottom of some problems.
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