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The prerequisites for admission vary by veterinary medical college. Many of these colleges do not require a bachelor's degree for entrance, but all require a significant number of credit hours -- ranging from 45 to 90 semester hours -- at the undergraduate level. However, most of the students admitted have completed an undergraduate program. Applicants without a bachelor's degree face a difficult task gaining admittance. Preveterinary courses emphasize the sciences. Veterinary medical colleges typically require classes in organic and inorganic chemistry, physics, biochemistry, general biology, animal biology, animal nutrition, genetics, vertebrate embryology, cellular biology, microbiology, zoology, and systemic physiology. Some programs require calculus; some require only statistics, college algebra and trigonometry, or precalculus. Most veterinary medical colleges also require core courses, including some in English or literature, the social sciences, and the humanities. Increasingly, courses in practice management and career development are becoming a standard part of the curriculum to provide a foundation of general business knowledge for new graduates. In addition to satisfying preveterinary course requirements, applicants also must submit test scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT), or the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), depending on the preference of each college. Currently, 21 schools require the GRE, 5 require the VCAT, and 2 accept the MCAT. Some veterinary medical colleges place heavy consideration on a candidate's veterinary and animal experience in admittance decisions. Formal experience, such as work with veterinarians or scientists in clinics, agribusiness, research, or some area of health science, is particularly advantageous. Less formal experience, such as working with animals on a farm or ranch or at a stable or animal shelter, also is helpful. Students must demonstrate ambition and an eagerness to work with animals.There is keen competition for admission to veterinary school. The number of accredited veterinary colleges has largely remained the same since 1983, whereas the number of applicants has risen significantly. Only about 1 in 3 applicants was accepted in 2002. Most veterinary medical colleges are public, State-supported institutions and reserve the majority of their openings for instate residents, making admission for out-of-state applicants difficult. (This is all from the U.S. Department of Labor's handbook on careers.)
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To become a veterinarian in the United States, you must complete at least three years of undergraduate college then another four years of vet school. Once you are practicing a…s a veterinarian, you must complete continuing education credits (the specific amount and type varies by State) to maintain your license.
To be a vet assistant you only need 2 years of college and some people dont even have to go to college
A veterinarian must have a DVM or VMD degree; to be accepted into vet school requires 3-4 years of undergraduate college.
A doctorate in veterinary medecine (DVM).
In the United States, you need to complete high school, then complete at least 3 (usually 4) years of undergraduate courses, then 4 years of vet school. If you want to special…ize or become board certified, you would then need to complete another 1 year internship and a 3-5 year residency program.
a special veternary school
You will need to attend an accredited school of veterinary medicine. There are 28 of these schools in the United States, five in Canada and several in most developed countries… around the world.
The standards for veterinary education to practice are standard across the United States. All veterinarians are required to have earned a DVM or VMD (the degrees are equivalen…t).
That would depend upon what position you were looking for.
In most cases, those seeking to become veterinary doctors have obtained a bachelor's degree and completed a veterinary program. The doctor of veterinary medicine program i…s a four year program which include clinical experience.
to become a veterinarian you need of course to go t high school,college,and vet school you need specialized trainging like how to cure a wond and to check there heart rate you… need lots thing to become a veterinarian ♥ you will go to lots of work
In the United States, it is easier to answer "how many years of school are needed to become a veterinarian". The answer to that is at least 7 - 3 years of undergraduate colleg…e and 4 years of vet school. If you figure that you need at least 40 hours of school a week for 30 weeks a year to complete the classes, the math says you need at least 8400 hours of school.
Veterinarians as a whole do not have a specific uniform to wear, just a dress code based upon the clinic they are working at. However, some veterinarians are also part of the …military (Air Force and Army) and there is a US Public Health Corp (a uniformed service, but no weapons). These veterinarians would wear the same uniform as everyone else within that service.
In the United States there are a total of 28 schools of veterinary medicine scattered across the country; Canada has an additional 5 schools, Mexico has one and there are two …in the Carribean. There are many veterinary schools throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia as well. The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) at avma dot org maintains a list of vet schools in the Western Hemisphere that are accredited for training veterinarians for practicing in the US. There is a similar professional organization for Europe and Australia that I know of and I would be surprised if Africa, Asia and South America didn't have one as well - the links would be on AVMA's web page for those organizations.
Vet school is a four-year curriculum; prior to applying to vet school you need to complete a series of pre-requisite courses. The complete list of courses, as well as other re…quirements for applying, can be found at the schools' websites or by searching for links at www dot avma dot org.
In the United States, a veterinarian must graduate from an accredited college of veterinary medicine. Entry into these colleges requires at least three years of undergraduate …college.
First you train to be regular veterinarian. Then you specialize. For some species, there is no formal training. You have to find a clinic that work with those animals, get… employed there and learn from others.