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post #1 of 5 Old 05-22-2010, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
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Well I have had alot of thoughts on my career I was planning on becoming a BO/Trainer/Coach but that isnt going to support me alone sadly. So I have other thoughts I perferably would like to have something to do with horses such as Equine Vet Tech. but hat classes do I have to take in university? Costs? Universities? Any other recomendations?
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-22-2010, 09:25 AM
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I am currently working on a Veterinary Technician degree. I love that the classes will be interesting, I get to work with animals, and that the school is very near my home. Where I am attending, tuition is about $30,000. I'm certain many other schools are more expensive than that--I had to look around a bit before deciding on this school.

You can become a vet tech through online courses, but I think hands-on training is so important, especially in medical careers. My school offers internships once our classes are complete.

As far as classes go, can you take any PSEO courses? I took basics like writing, math, chemistry, psychology and sociology in colleges while I was still in high school. They are now being put towards my degree--and the classes were free, so it saves a butt-load of money.
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-22-2010, 12:28 PM
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The courses I'm taking are online, but you are required to have a certain amount of clinic hours clocked at a real vets office in order to graduate. My tuition is about 5000 dollars total, its a little less if I would have gone the community college route (but it also would have taken longer)

Check around at community and technical colleges in your area, becoming a vet tech is an associate of applied science degree, which is two years, so you won't find it at big universities. The cost solely depends on where you are.
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post #4 of 5 Old 05-22-2010, 02:18 PM
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I know a friend (Actually, several friends) who made a career out o turning horses. They buy a cheap horse, train it into something amazing, and sell it for double. My friend Terran took a young, unruly, hated stud colt and turned him into an AMAZING dressage horse. I mean Piaffe, Canter Pirouette, Half Pass......The whole nine yards. He sold for 200k to a dressage trainer in Kentucky. Granted it took her a number of years (Like all dressage training does) but she only bought him for 2k and gas money. I think that's quite a payout.

And the horses she normally turns take just about 30 days. She does mostly jumpers, but I've seen her turn reiners and WP horess too, even some barrel horses.

But, if you want a more stable career I would maybe go for the Vet Tech. Although I'd imagine Bloodstok Agents wouldn't make a bad profit, either. Go around and appraise horses, and tell em' the yes or no on their racing career. That'd be a blast for me.

I personally intend to take part time classes at Meridith Manor when I travel to West Virginia for college. I found a smaller college near there that I wanted to take writing courses in, and since Meridith Manor is right there......Hmmm :)

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-08-2010, 11:39 PM
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Does anyone know of a good college that has good equine veterinary science courses? I really want to be a equine vet... but i am having a hard time picking colleges that have good courses.

Any advice would be great. Thanks!
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