“Oklahoma State Cowboys and Cowgirls have won 51 National Titles in athletics.” (Oklahoma State University Information). “Oklahoma State has more national judging championships than any other university.” (Animal Science). I would love to judge there! “OSU’s veterinarian school is top notch, ranked in the top 5 in the U.S.A.” (Facts and Statistics). All the time I hear people say they want to be a veterinarian! “OSU is ranked one of the best veterinarian colleges in the world.” (Oklahoma State University Information). “OSU’s livestock judging team was Reserve at the National Western Stock Show in 2014.” (Animal Science). “At Oklahoma State University Freshmen have to live in dorms, on campus.” (Oklahoma State University). “The department of animal science sponsors five different judging teams.” (Animal Science). OSU is very successful but they are more serious on the educational part of
Trying to decide what career or job choice you want for your future is a tough decision to make. One day you might want to become a nurse, and the next day, you will want to become a veterinary technician. This is the situation that I went through in the past year, and all I can say is that going to school to become a veterinary technician was the best decision I have ever made regarding my future. I am excited and more ambitious toward my career than I ever have been, and I’m here to tell you why becoming a veterinary technician is an amazing choice to make!
I have always loved animals and working with them, but I would like to be able to help them when they are sick or injured. Although I love almost every animal, my goal would be to become an Equine Veterinarian. I have grown up loving horses as my mom would say, "When you were little you always wanted to be around horses, and when you couldn't be you were reading about them" (Rogers,D). My interest in becoming a Veterinarian really came full circle when I was asked to care for and bandage my neighbor's horse who had wounded her leg shortly before they planned to go on vacation in Mexico. It was my first real experience caring for a horse who had a serious injury, and watching her heal and being a part of that was eye opening. That experience along with others has driven me to want to be able to do more for animals specifically horses when they are sick or injured.
I want to become a Veterinary Tech because I love animals and I love taking care of them. I’m a people person and I enjoy working with the public. Recently, I moved into a neighborhood with a lot of elderly neighbors; I started helping them take care of their dogs. I would get up in the morning and walk their dogs before I left for school. Than when I came home in the evenings, I would walk their dogs again. On a day to day basis I walk three dogs or you can say they walk me. As a child growing up I had several small animals (dogs, cats, fish, and a hamster). I grew up in a family of nurses and after hearing stories about how evil some sick patients can be verbally, I knew then that I wanted to become a nurse for animals instead of humans
Upon completion of the program, you will have an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Typically this degree takes two years to complete. Following the program, there is a Veterinary Technician National Exam that must be passed to complete certification. There are four schools in Kansas who offer the vet tech program. Those schools are Brown Mackie college in Kansas City, Brown Mackie college in Salina, Colby Community College, Heritage College in Wichita and Independence College (Sechel Ventures,
I began my undergraduate education at Colorado State University in 2004. I declared my major as Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. At this point in my life, I had no clue what I wanted to do for my career and thought this would be the best option and give me the most diversity of career options. Going into my sophomore year, I began a job in the emergency department at the hospital located in the college town. During my first day, I got to see a variety of emergent and non-emergent medical procedures. The level of care that the varying healthcare professionals provided to these patients was fascinating and became intrigued to a career path in the medical field. Over the next couple of years, I narrowed the possibility
If I were a resident there, the cost would only be from about $42,000 to $49,000. Now I will tell you about possible scholarships. One scholarship is available to students that are enrolled at an accredited veterinary school and it has a maximum award amount of $10,000. This one is called the AKC Veterinary Student Scholarship. It is supported by the American Kennel Club Companion Animal Recovery, Royal Canin, and the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Another scholarship available is the Pfizer/AVMA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program. This scholarship is sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association and Pfizer. Over 300 scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are awarded to high academic achieving 2nd and 3rd year veterinary
Veterinary technicians should possess certain qualities that will allow them to successfully complete their degree program and excel at their future job. Strong interpersonal skills will allow the veterinary tech to smoothly handle upset and emotional animal owners. Being able to patiently educate others is also important because veterinary techs must counsel and train animal owners how to properly care for their pets. Similar to medical positions, excellent attention to detail will be needed for accurately recording data, performing diagnostic tests and administering medication to animals. Veterinary techs must feel naturally compassionate towards sick pets and worried owners, but they must be able to stay emotionally strong and make difficult decisions, such as putting an injured animal to sleep.
I interviewed holly who is a small animal veterinarian that works in Mankato, Minnesota. The clinic is a medium sized with two full time vets and two, soon to be 3, part time vets. Most of the vets have lots of field experience in a clinic with them graduating from 2010 to 1997. Holly is the most recently added Veterinarian and has been working there for two and a half years. Her schooling first started with an AA degree at a community college and then went to a 4 year with another four years in vet school. She furthers her education every year through classes and training sessions. These hours are required by the state of Minnesota. She does like her job, but if you want to have money and a flexible schedule that you can make it would
Kelly Walton has her doctorate in veterinarian medicine and completed her studying of comparative medicine at Colorado State University. In her article, “Why I am a Laboratory Veterinarian”, Kelly expresses how her love of animals is the passion which drives her to work to improve the well-being of animals through her career. She speaks on the issue solely from her experience with no significant bias toward either side. The purpose of her argument is to dispel the doubts so many people have about laboratory veterinarians. It hopes to establish laboratory veterinarians as truly passionate about the proper care of their patients and how important they are in the field of animal research. Kelly Walton provides a strong argument of how laboratory
A zoologist, wildlife rehabilitator, and veterinary technician are professions similar to being veterinarian. All of these careers aid animal and would require a scientific background. Zoologist analyze the behavior habitats of wildlife. Wildlife rehabilitators nurse severely injured animals back to a health stay or take care endanger animals. A Veterinary technician
For Veterinary Technology majors, there are quite a few options for potential careers. One can work with lab animals, exotic animals, large animals, or small animals. One can work as a lab animal manager, one can continue their schooling and become a veterinarian; the main career though, is to become a CVT or Certified Veterinary Technician. What many people don’t know is that they can become a veterinary technician without going to school or getting certified. However, if they do get a degree and become certified, they are more likely to be hired, and will ultimately receive
From the being of my childhood to now, I can honestly say my greatest passion in life has been with me for as long as I can remember and continues to grow every day; my dream of being a veterinarian. This dream has become a reachable reality that continues to blossom with me and in my intentions to reach it. In my efforts to get hands on experience in this career, I have found that I am truly destined in many ways to achieve it. Through being the leader of my school Vet. team, I was able to use my experience from volunteering at animal clinics and my leadership skills to create the perfect team. In competing in the state competition I placed
I researched the career of epidemiology, a branch of medicine in the health care realm that deals with the research and study of diseases and related infections in groups of people while trying to find the causes and cures. I compiled a variety of sources while researching this career. Although most of the sources were in print form, others came from the internet and interviews. Not all of my sources were beneficial since most of the information I needed came from a single source. In total, I had twelve sources. There were many steps taken to compile and complete my research on this career.
I intend on being more than a dog and cat veterinarian; I desire to help those animals, along with others, such as those found on farms, in zoos, or even in wildlife sanctuaries. I also want to do more than just serve animals; I want to change the veterinary medicine field by creating new and more effective medicines and curing diseases and disorders that are uncured in today’s world. Once I become very successful and financially stable, I would like to help up and coming veterinarians like myself. I want to create my own non-profit organization dedicating to helping those ambitious and creative kids support their dreams financially, and obtain mentors and job shadowing opportunities to encourage them and properly prepare them for their future careers. By doing these things, I would change the lives of both animals and humans; animals, by making state of the art changes and discoveries, and humans, by supplementing their already solid passion in veterinary