A Career in Veterinary Medicine

Everyday we meet new people who are interested in a career in Veterinary Medicine.  It is a fun, exciting and rewarding field!  Everyday is different and we are constantly learning new things!  Lots of people ask us how to get started in their path to becoming a veterinarian or veterinary technician.

The best, and perhaps most important, way to start is by obtaining a position at a local veterinary clinic.  The entry level position at most clinics if for kennel staff.  This is a very important job.  Our kennel staff care for the boarding and hospitalized pets, assist the technicians and doctors with treatments and maintain a clean environment.  It is not a glamorous job, but the exposure to vet med is second to none.  Why is this job so important to a career in vet med?  Because, after several months or years of working in a clinic, many people decide that being a vet or tech is not for them.  For others, they become sure this is the path they want to pursue and the experience and letters of recommendation become invaluable when applying for school.


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  1. You make an excellent point that it is important for us to choose a qualified animal hospital for our pets.

  2. I like how you mentioned that one of the most important jobs in the clinic is as kennel staff. My cousin who was a veterinarian mentioned to me that they need another team member and asked if I have any idea what is the best option to do. Thanks to this informative article and I’ll be sure to tell her that she can consult complete veterinary team service as they can answer all her inquiries.

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