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    07-27-2011, 04:47 PM
I'm going to work with a vet!

I'm so excited

I want to be a vet, and in 2 days I'm going to work with one. To see if I'll be able to handle it and if I like it.

Just wanted to share
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    07-27-2011, 04:51 PM
Very exciting. Is it just a one day thing or is this a long term job?
    07-27-2011, 05:11 PM
That is very neat. How old are you? How does vet school work in your country?
    07-27-2011, 05:22 PM
I just followed a vet for a day and it was incredible, I really enjoyed it.

Good luck!
    07-27-2011, 05:30 PM
Congrats!!!! Hope you learn a ton & enjoy yourself!
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    07-27-2011, 05:35 PM
It's 2 weeks :) He said I might have to skip a day when he has boring work, but honestly I want to see that too. Boring days are part of a job. I don't want to be on his way though...

I'm 18, still have a year in high school. Then if everything will be ok, I'm going to university. After 5 years I'll be a vet. Then if I want to be an equine vet, I have to go to another country. :( We'll see about it.

I can go to any college/uni I want from this high school. If I had chosen the vet high school it would be hard to get on vet uni. It's weird... I wouldn't be able to get as many points at vet high school as this 'general' high school.

I would really love to be specializied for horses. It would be easier to get a job too, since there is only one equine vet in whole country. But leaving and going so far would be hard on me.
    07-27-2011, 05:47 PM
So you have no undergrad and then vet school?

Here in the US, we graduate high school after 12th grade, at age 18. Then we go to undergraduate college for general studies, along with some specialization. Unlike many other graduate programs, vet school does not require a bachelor's degree, just core biology classes. So some people go to vet school after only two or three years of college. Others stay all four to get their bachelors. Then vet school is four years, two-three of classroom and one-two of clinical. Additional specialization or residency is recommended, but not required.
    07-28-2011, 06:07 AM
Yes, we go from high school straightly to vet school. When you graduate you're a vet. After graduation you can study things like biomedicine etc.

In vet school first 3 years are mainly in classroom and 2 of clinical. No specialization after graduation as far as I know.
    07-29-2011, 01:07 PM
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Good luck. Hopefully it'll show you what do you want to know.
    07-29-2011, 05:53 PM
Bubba13 I made a mistake. It's 6 years school not 5.

First day was quite overhelming... I witnessed a colt being castrated. It was fine until something went wrong. Blood was everywhere and the owner passed out. Vets couldn't find out from where the blood comes. They gave him an injection for blood to become hard (have no idea how this could be told in english). I don't know how is the colt doing now, because we left and vet said he'll came back after job in the evening.
Then there was a cow with pneumonia, pig that had piglets but a bit of placenta stayed in, dog vacs, cow that had an operation on one of her stomaches and still doesn't eat well and impregnating about 7 cows.

The driving is very tiring, but the work is interesting.

One thing got me worried and this is working from 8am to 6pm and often on all days for more weeks. I know it's not all the time, but it happens quite often. I want to have a family one day and horses if it'll be possible. I don't see this working if I'm on work all days and never at home. Kids and horses requier time and I don't want to put my carrier before them.

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