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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