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How long do you have to attend university to become an equine veterinarian?

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Answered 2013-05-09 14:18:31

In the United States, the minimum would be seven years - three years of undergraduate and four years of vet school; however, most veterinarians have at least eight years of college. Outside the United States, the range is typically between six and eight years, depending upon the individual country's educational system.

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An equine veterinarian is a trained medical professional who is specifically focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of horses.


Veterinarians, especially large animal or equine doctors, must graduate college with a bachelor's degree, usually a BA or BS. They then attend a veterinary college and take special equine classes. They may join an equine veterinary medicine club if their college has one. Then they must spend time working with another equine veterinarian or veterinarian getting good at the skills they learned while in school. Becoming a horse doctor is a very long process.


Yes, you can work as a both an equine and a small animal veterinarian. However, equine medicine in the United States has become a specialty distinct from small animal medicine and it is uncommon to have either a veterinarian that stays current on all of these species or to have a practice that supports both an equine client list and a small animal client list without also covering large animals.


the technical name is equine veterinarian



The qualifications to be an equine (or horse) veterinarian are the same as for every other kind of veterinarian: graduate from an accredited school of veterinary medicine, pass the NAVLE and become licensed in the state you wish to practice in.


Mostly by word of mouth and referrals from clients.


An equine veterinarian gets to work around animals that they love. They also get to be highly paid by wealthy people in general. It costs a lot of money to properly care for horses and the vet is a beneficiary of this.


To become an equine veterinarian in the United States you must complete at least three years (usually four) of undergraduate college followed by four years of vet school. You also need to obtain a state license to practice veterinary medicine in the state you wish to practice, a DEA license to purchase and dispense controlled substances (such as sedatives and anesthetics) and APHIS accreditation and certification to be able to give rabies vaccines and sign health certificates. To work as an equine veterinarian, you need to be a certified veterinarian with a valid license to practice. You also need to have equine-specific tools, such as dental floats and portable digital X-rays (currently a nice bonus, but rapidly becoming necessary to be an effective practitioner). In many cases you will work as an ambulatory equine veterinarian, so you also need access to a stocked vet truck.


The name of a horse doctor is an equine veterinarian.


Once you graduate with your veterinary medicine degree, you would go into an internship focusing on equine medicine or equine surgery (or split between both). After completing the one year internship, you would then apply for a three year residency in equine medicine or equine surgery (you do have to pick one). Once you complete your residency, you then sit for the board certification exam. If you pass, you become a board-certified equine veterinarian.


Flexeril was designed for use in humans, however a equine veterinarian can prescribe it for a horse with muscle pain. You should always consult with a equine Veterinarian before administering any medications to a horse.


First off, you should consult a equine veterinarian about correct dosage for your horse. Secondly Amoxicillin should only be available through a prescription provided by your equine veterinarian, and if not it shouldn't be used.


Any school of veterinary medicine will give you the basics towards becoming an equine veterinarian; if the school doesn't have a strong equine program there you can supplement your time in vet school with externships and experiences at other schools or at private equine facilities. Once you get out of vet school, the important thing is to work with a good established equine veterinarian to hone your technical skills.


In the United States there are 28 colleges of veterinary medicine, any of which will give you a good foundation to become an equine veterinarian. With the specialization and advances made in equine medicine, much of the equine-specific training is done through externships and internships at tertiary referral equine centers such as Rood and Riddle - most vet schools have a working relationship with these privately-owned centers and there are typically externship positions available in them.


An equine surgeon is a veterinarian who has specialized in performing surgery on horses; this involves additional training after vet school. A good equine surgeon can expect to make $200,000 or more a year.


A 'horse doctor' is called a Equine Veterinarian.


You must attend at least 8 years of schooling to become a vet. You can specialize in horses by becoming an Equine Vet. As an Equine Vet you will take care of pretty much any and all Equine ailments. You're a vet, you would do the same things for a horse that your doctor does for you.


A first year equine veterinarian can expect to make $45-$55,000 dollars in the United States. However, an experienced equine veterinarian with an established client base can often make over $100,000 dollars a year in the United States.The amount of money a equine veterinarian makes depends greatly on the number of clients the veterinarian has and the amounts of money the vet requests as payment for services rendered. A equine vet can make anywhere from $30,000 to over $100,000 a year depending on location and if they specialize in surgery or general practice.a lot of money. it varies depending on the size of your operation and how much work you get, anywhere from 80,000 to 400,00 a year roughlyNew graduates tend to earn less than the average for a new veterinarian - between $45,000 and $55,000 would be expected. However, an established equine veterinarian tends to earn more than the average for experienced veterinarians - $110,000 or more is typical.


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Any veterinarian can provide medical care for a horse, but most horse owners use a veterinarian who works only with horses; this person is called an equine veterinarian.


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