I guess i taught you guise everything you need to know huh…
I guess i taught you guise everything you need to know huh…
Of course I’ve considered other careers! I spent much of my childhood wanting to become an actor! More recently I’ve considered law, paleontology, marine biology, teaching, journalism and human medicine - yuck! The horrible thing about life is that you only have a finite number of things that you can do. The key is to find a happy balance between what makes you happy and what is achievable.
On the first point about making you happy, you need to do as much research as possible! I don’t mean googling here, I mean on the ground research getting to know the career you want to pursue. If it’s to be a veterinarian this means working with vets and animals as much as possible.
On the second point about achievability, you’re already making steps towards that by studying at university. This is definitely a great step, and I’m sure you’re learning heaps about not only animals, but the entire natural world.
My advice to people about whether or not they pick subjects or majors is this: If you don’t get in to vet, what is your plan? Having a goal of becoming a vet shouldn’t mean you need to pursue that with every effort. It’s possible to have incredibly fulfilling career/study opportunities working with animals without going through vet school.
Specifically for you, discuss with the admissions board about the requirements. My experience with university admissions is that it doesn’t matter what majors you do, as long as the pre-reqs are met you are a potential candidate.
Hope that helped!
P.S. Regarding being held back; every vet student that I’ve ever met has faced challenges getting in to, or getting through, vet school. It’s a tough slog, and the issue you raise about realising that vet school might not be the perfect fit is very high among the concerns. I think it’s important in situations like that to take a step back away from the study, spend some time in self reflection, and to maybe get a bit more experience to figure out if it really is the right direction. There’s no shame in changing direction, no matter how far through the process you are…
Most people think that cows have four stomachs, but that’s actually not true! Cows have just one stomach with four chambers – rumen, reticulum, omasum and abomasum. This allows them to digest tough plant matter that would normally be indigestible! Cows are pretty incredible, and not to mention cute!
Almost forgot to post this for the anon looking for a “cheap” vet school…
The list of AVMA accredited doctor of veterinarian medicine programs and their rankings by total tuition(and other fees) cost for class of 2015
for the people who will reblog dont worry about the highlighted ones, those were someones 5picks. this is JUST schools for american practicing, there are lots of schools outside the US you guys should look into!!
If this post somehow manages to circulate longer than 2yrs, or if you are in high school reading this and want to figure out “future” figures. the rule of thumb is the is an annual increase of 7.6% in tuition every year. so if you are a junior in high school now and want to go to Tuskegee(BECAUSE YOU SHOULD!):
Divide $144,237(total cost) ÷ 4yrs = $36,060 <~which is tuiton per year
then multiply $36,060 x .076(increase) = $2,740 <~ which is the increase per year
multiply the increase by 6(the number of years til you get to vet school)
then go and cry in the corner at the ludicrousness you will have pay for school
yes you see you need math kids.
now that figure wont be exact most times schools keep the same tuition numbers for years before they go up. and i cant imagine school costing $100,000 a year for middle school kids wanting to be vet. BUT my mentor graduated from aurburn in 1959 and said his tuition was only $3,000 and he thought THAT was crazy, so… good luck with all of that.
Utah doesn’t have a vet school. This year a partnership with Washington state where a vet student spend the first two years at Utah state and then the next two years at Washington state. I’m wondering if that is why Utah is on this list.
Yes. A partnership still means you get a degree from the original uni you went to. Plus UsU still has a veterinary science program, Which is NOT the same as veterinary medicine…. Ross and St.George also have similar programs as well.
I want to find out more about the great community of vets, vet students, pre-vets, vet techs, nurses, kennel hands, animal scientists, zoologists, keepers etc. on tumblr! I thought I’d put together this survey so we can get to know each other… ANYONE can respond, so just slip in your own responses to the questions below.
Who are you, and what do you do? (picture optional)
My names Ron and i am an Animal Nutritionist for Zoo Atlanta
Describe your blog in 10 words or less?
Distinguishing truth and lies about animal science and animal welfare
Why do you have your blog?
I have a blog to help others who are struggling with what animal science is. I want to show people that a career working with animals isn’t just being a vet.
Why do/did you want to be a nutritionist? (insert profession here)
I was more interested in the science behind how animals worked than the medicine administered to keep them healthy. OChem, Immunology, BioChem, and Ruminant Labs were far more fun than any clinical
What is your ultimate career aim?
My ultimate goal now is to be a zoo curator and be in charge of an exotic stud book a part of the SSP
Best experience so far?
Getting the giraffes to hand feed from guest. It took SO long to get them use to everything about stranger dangers!
Grossest experience so far?
Ruminant digestive plug. There isnt a worser smell than opening up a goats rumen mid digest!
Who/what inspired you to start blogging?
ALL the credit and success of my blog is due to my superfriend accordingtokarynrose who told me my life was too awesome NOT to blog about. But shes the awesome one… I still think i dont do anything that special, but hey you guys are still here!
Who would you like to answer this next?
Exactlyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! Myself and my co-founder have worked our extremely stressed out/busy asses off to make sure PVC is worth while. I mean we offer wet labs, career-specific lectures, unique member-only internships, and the list goes on. If we had not been in a classroom setting, she would have heard more than enough reasons why she is wrong. Ugh. Ignorant people make me tired.
Next time you need to let her know this
Pre-Vet club aint no joke! we legit!
There aren’t any bullshit science classes…
Well maybe gen chem/bio. But if you feel that way maybe you should look into transferring. Or If that’s not an option, ok into summer programs and internships on”better” college campuses.programs dealing with ecology research or wildlife research. Programs on college campuses will offer both the classroom experience and some form of animal experience depending on the nature of the program. Also if you go to a small school or a community college look to see if they have a sister school they work with, if so try jumping into some summer programs or take their classes And don’t worry about learning science… No ones good at it without practice. You just have to find out the best way to studyand learn it. Like for me the library was not the place for me. The quietiness was uncomfortable. I needed noise. I needed to have a discussion about it. So me and my friends would get together, order some pizza and redbull and talk it out. Well more like yell at each other about which is more important to learn first, the brachial plexus or fetal circulation til 3am. But that’s what worked for me. Find what works for you. Everyone isn’t the same so everyone shouldn’t study the same.
Enthesophytes are abnormal bony projections at the attachment of a tendon or ligament. They are not to be confused with osteophytes, which are abnormal bony projections in joint spaces. It has been noted that Enthesophytes and osteophytes are bone responses for stress.
HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA! Itotally understand this.