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Are there any additional degrees or training available to become a veterinarian?


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2012-07-13 11:47:50
2012-07-13 11:47:50

The basic requirements to become a veterinarian in the United States are to obtain a DVM or VMD (the two degrees are equivalent), pass the NAVLE and obtain a State license to practice.

Additional training can include internships, residencies, PhD, Master's degree and non-traditional certification such as acupuncture.

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Usually none - there are relatively few promotions within veterinary medicine outside of buying into a clinic and shifting from being just a veterinarian to a veterinarian/clinic owner. However, you can go for board certification, which usually requires a three-year minimum residency for training, or you can go back to school for supplemental degrees like an MBA.

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The one required to call yourself a veterinarian is a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) or VMD (Veterinary Medical Doctor, from The University of Pennsylvania) in the US. Other countries have equivalent degrees with different titles. However, veterinarians can get many additional degrees. The more common degrees are PhD, MPH, and MS.

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There is only one level of degree to be a veterinarian, which is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.).

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There are many degrees available through online courses. Requirements for these courses is a secure access to the internet along with the time needed to complete the training.


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