I'm in college working towards getting into a veterinary school. As most of you probably know, getting in is extremely competitive. So, I'm trying to build up my experience. I've already shadowed local equine vets in my area. However, that is only a once in awhile thing and I need more. I'm constantly on the look out for jobs in any animal related field, but there hasn't been any for months. I even tried volunteering at the local small animal hospitals, but they already have too many volunteers. I instead have been volunteering at a local animal rescue for the last 2 years.
Anyways, the reason for this post is for suggestions. I need more animal related experience to add to my application in four years.
I'm near Arlington Racetrack, and even though I'm not the biggest fan of racing I think it would be a great way to gain experience. I should also say that I have been around horses for my entire life and currently own two. I have the experience that would be needed at the race track. I'm not sure if I should, though, for some reason. I have a ton of free time in my day, especially in the mornings. How would I even get a job there? I read that you just go up to the gate and tell the guard that you are a groom and looking for work. Is that correct? It seems weird to me. Also, I've read something about taking tests to become a certified groomer. Do you have any information about that?
Thanks for the help. I really appreciate it.