Pre-Veterinary Medicine Preparation

Veterinarians are medical professionals who protect and care for the health and well-being of animals. They diagnose and treat medical conditions for all animals, including pets and livestock. They may also cure injuries or illness with a variety of methods including surgery.

Most veterinarians work in private offices or hospitals. Some travel to farms, work in laboratories, or in food safety and inspection. Most veterinarians work full time and may work nights and/or weekends.

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How to Apply

Veterinarians must obtain a doctor of veterinary medicine degree (DVM or VMD) and be licensed in order to practice. Most applicants have a bachelor’s degree when applying to veterinary school. Veterinary school usually takes four years to complete. Some students continue their educations with internships or residency programs for specialized training.