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post #1 of 6 Old 12-18-2010, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Going to follow a vet for a day!

I wasn't sure where to put this...

I want to be an equine vet when I finish school. I already have planned it out and am currently looking for scholarships. My family keeps asking why I want to be a large animal and not a small animal vet because they make more money, and honestly, I just don't like small animals that much, also, cats can be vicious.

Anyway, we had the vet come out a little while just to do a checkup on Jesse. My mom was talking with the vet and she asked if they took volunteers at the clinic. The vet said that they only did that during the summer but I could follow her around for a day and possibly even watch a surgery!

It's planned for the 28th of December and I can't wait! I just had to share it with everyone.

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-18-2010, 01:57 PM
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Have fun! I wanna do that sometime as well.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-18-2010, 07:39 PM
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oh you'll have so much fun. congrats.
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post #4 of 6 Old 12-19-2010, 10:18 PM
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You will have a blast. Wear comfortable boots and comfortable clothes you can layer off depending on the weather.
We have young folks do "follows" with our clinic all the time. Its a great learning experience and at our clinic, they get to do both large and small animals. Some of our "day follows" have actually been encouraged to come back and work part time during the summer. The high school in town also has a program where Seniors can work for different businesses during the school year for credit. We usually have between three and four a semester come to the clinic two to three days a week. We let them help with the minor things like learning to shave for surgeries, how to hold animals for treatments, help listen and take vital signs during surgeries, even attend euthanasia procedures.etc. Of course one of us is always there to prevent anything happening and the vet is always in attendence but its amazing how some of these high school girls and boys show really promise and truly decide to become a vet.
I hope this is a program that alot of high schools do all over the country.
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post #5 of 6 Old 12-19-2010, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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I was reading an article about some high schools doing that. Oh, I will definitely layer up lol.

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-22-2010, 05:29 PM
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I have worked for a vet for quite a while. Learn what you can, and think, is this what I want to do everyday once I graduate? I love the profession, and love working with a knowledgeable vet.
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