The Making of a Veterinarian

“We are pleased to notify you that you have been accepted by the College of Veterinary Medicine as a first-year student in the professional curriculum beginning August 22, 2002.” These few words are the light at the end of a long tunnel, and the beginning of a new pathway for people wanting to become veterinarians.
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“We are pleased to notify you that you have been accepted by the College of Veterinary Medicine as a first-year student in the professional curriculum beginning August 22, 2002.” These few words are the light at the end of a long tunnel, and the beginning of a new pathway for people wanting to become veterinarians. What did your veterinarian do during this journey?

Whether you are thinking of going to vet school or just want to know what your practitioner went through before being licensed to touch your horse, know that it takes a lot more than just a love of horses to become a veterinarian.

Undergraduate Pain

Undergraduate studies for pre-veterinary requirements are not fun. The stress of obtaining high grades in tough courses always weighs on the shoulders of pre-vet students

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Roberta Dwyer, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, is an equine extension veterinarian and professor at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, where she also serves as director of the preveterinary advising program. She specializes in veterinary preventative medicine.

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