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    09-13-2011, 12:00 AM
Green Broke
Bubba has alot of very good points. Our economy sucks right now and jobs aren't easy to come by. I do know that almost any agricultural related degrees can/will benefit you in alot of situations. I'm probably going to go with Wildlife Biology and possibly look into Equine Sciences. I don't know how familiar you are with 4H but it's constantly growing and hiring. I work through Purdue University partnered with 4H and the Air Force Reserve. So, I'm working for the Air Force right now but it's opening ALOT of doors through UGA and 4H. The more I'm involved in 4H the more I want to stay with it... UGA is an amazing school and has tons of awesome programs that you would be interested in. I've been on campus there through work and 4H and it's gorgeous. It's also another college of choice for me, it's just EXPENSIVE. As a 23 year old paying my own way through college and bills on top of that, money is spread pretty thin. Hopefully with your good grades you can get a scholarship. The Hope Grant is a really good way to get yourself started.
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    09-13-2011, 12:02 AM
Green Broke
My college(4-year) offers a pre-vet program, but your actual major will either be biology, chemistry, or a select few others, with pre-health studies.

I'm shooting for biology.
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    09-13-2011, 12:02 AM
What Kestra said, too. You'll need to have a LOAD of shadowing hours to be a competitive applicant, so you need to start those now...with all species, and with different vets. And you may just find out that it's not for you.
    09-13-2011, 12:18 AM
I am actually taking in my resume to 2 different local veterinary clinics in town tomorrow and if I can't get a job at either, I'll definitely volunteer. I am also looking into a possibly job at our local humane society, and again if I can't get a job I will be volunteering. I've just been job searching lately and wanted to get set job hours before figuring out volunteering, though I know I need to do that asap. Thank you guys for all your advice!

DrumRunner - I have not thought about 4H, so that is something I will also look into, thanks!

Another question - what's the difference in a degree for a vet tech and an associates in vet medicine? (I'm sure I could look it up but I've been able to understand things better when they come from yall)
    09-13-2011, 12:23 AM
I don't know the answer to that last question, but I do know that at least around here, the vast majority of vet techs have no degree or licensing at all, and run the gamut from simple high school grads to those with Bachelors in various fields, some not at all vet/science related.
    09-13-2011, 12:37 AM
Originally Posted by bubba13    
I don't know the answer to that last question, but I do know that at least around here, the vast majority of vet techs have no degree or licensing at all, and run the gamut from simple high school grads to those with Bachelors in various fields, some not at all vet/science related.
Thanks! For a little while I looked into going to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) to get a vet tech degree, try to get a job in town to get some money, and go back to school, but I thought about it and if I took any break from school I knew I wouldn't be that interested in going back if I had a job.

I just want something that can get me a decent job.. I know things will change in the next few years but it's just hard to find jobs right now. It seems like so many people are overqualified for the jobs they have and I don't want to end up that way.
    09-13-2011, 01:09 AM
For being a tech, it depends on the state in which you are working. Here in Montana I do not need to be certified to work as a tech. There is only one certified tech where I work (which has led me to believe ALL techs should be certified from my experience). Some states though require that you have taken an associates degree in veterinary technology and have been certified as a veterinary technician or veterinary assistant (which are different things).

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