In the United States, the courses you complete to earn a BS in veterinary technology could partially complete the pre-requisite courses needed to apply to vet school. However, the vet tech courses cannot be directly substituted for courses in vet school - the degree of difficulty and depth of information need are much greater for veterinarians than for vet techs.
No, unfortunately, Tarleton does not offer a vet tech program. However, starting Fall of 2011 TSU will begin a Bachelors in Technology with a major in Vet Tech. In order to do this program though, you must already have an associates Vet Tech degree from another school. MCC in Waco offers the Vet Tech Associates degree.
Yes, you can work as a lay vet tech at a veterinary clinic while you are in vet school, and for many students this is partially how they pay for vet school in the United States. A fair number of veterinary students worked in vet clinics as vet assistants or lay (unregistered) vet techs to gain the veterinary experience they needed to apply to vet school; most of them continue to work part time at…
Surprisingly, no, at least in the United States. While a vet tech and a veterinarian both need to master some of the same technical skills (blood draw, urine collection, etc.), a veterinarian needs to be interested in a much wider range of information and be able to synthesize a lot of different data rapidly. When applying to vet school, some admissions boards in the United States view being a vet tech as a potential red…
If you are a veterinarian assistant do you have to become a veterinarian tech. in order to become a veterinarian?
Either a veterinary technician or a veterinarian can anesthetize a horse, although the vet tech must be working under the supervision of a veterinarian. Regardless of the path you take to be a horse anesthesiologist, you will need to have specialized training in anesthesiology after completing vet tech school or vet school.
In the United States, the cost of attending vet school is between $150,000 and $250,000 for four years. The vast majority of this cost is covered by the individual veterinary student through student loans. In other countries, vet school may be subsidized by the government to minimize the cost of attending for individual students.
In the United States, if you are a resident of a state with a vet college or a state with a reciprocity agreement with a nearby vet school, you can cover the cost of tuition, books, supplies and fees for about $150,000 for four years. If you are an at-large or out-of-state student in a school that doesn't allow you to acquire residency, you can be facing a bill of up to $300,000 or more.
Becoming a veterinarian is much more difficult. It requires 4 years undergrad at a university then you must apply to veterinary school. To be competitive you need at least a 3.7 GPA which pretty much means almost all straight A's in very difficult classes like organic chemistry and anatomy. You also much have a minimum of 1600 hours experience in the veterinary field, whether working or volunteering (in both large and small animals). There are…
Four years of undergraduate college prior to vet school runs anywhere from $60,000 to $200,000. Then four years of vet school can cost anywhere from $120,000 to $300,000. Most students will qualify for scholarships and grants for undergraduate school and then for federal student loans for vet school. The average debt rate for just vet school for new graduates for 2010 was about $125,000; undergraduate debt was in addition to this.
In the US, you will need to complete at least three years of undergraduate college and four years of vet school. Depending on whether the undergraduate is private or public and in-state or out-of-state, and whether the vet school will give you in-state or at-large tuition rates, this can run anywhere from $200,000 to $800,000.