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The Veterinary Profession - A Career Guide

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veterinarian ? Exploring a Career in Veterinary Medicine Questions: What kind of lifestyle do you want in the future? What interests you? What subjects do you excel in? What are you passionate about? How are your math and science grades? These are just a few of the important questions to ask yourself when considering a career in veterinary medicine. Research what's involved in being a veterinarian: • Talk to a local veterinarian and ask if you can visit their clinic for a tour. • Visit the campus of a veterinary college, get a tour of the facilities and laboratories, talk to students and visit the animals. • Volunteer or find a part time job at a veterinary clinic, on a farm, at an animal shelter or – maybe even at the zoo. • Read about the profession! There are thousands of articles, books, web sites, blogs, and journals available for you to learn more about what veterinarians do on a day to day basis and the role they play in in human and animal health. 2 What is a

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