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Are Horse Vets in Demand?

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        06-09-2010, 01:01 PM
    Well this summer I'll be getting experience at a local Ranch. I get to help feed, clean, wash, and care for the horses. In exchange, I get free riding lessons :). I also plan to go all year/seasons, not just summer, in case the owner needs help with the horses over the cold weather.
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        06-09-2010, 11:31 PM
    That sounds awesome. Just make sure you try to work in some volunteering directly with a veterinarian as this is what schools really value. Any and all animal experience is important of course, and this summer sounds like a great start for you. Other ways to get veterinary experience (if you can't get a job as a vet assistant) would be to volunteer in a clinic, shadowing vets, and the often overlooked research. I published a scientific paper with a research vet and my acceptance committee said that it held a lot of water. Not too many people have research on their resumes. It isn't what I want to do but a broad range of experience is always helpful!

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