Personalized Advice For You
Your score places you at about the middle for this category. You have a good start working with animals and logging your experiences. Now is the time to evaluate what you’ve completed so far.
If a large portion of your experience thus far involves caring for your household pets, it is time to move on. While caring for the family pet is a great place to start your journey, these hours really do not count towards your vet school application at all. Also, as you move out of the home, you now need to graduate to animal husbandry experiences that require much more responsibility and teach you so much more.
Experiences you should consider include shelter volunteer, pet sier, research assistant, aquarium volunteer, stable hand, zoo teen and even kennel assistant. Moving into these roles might take some time. Typically organizations will start you in jobs with limited responsibility before your role grows. For example, you might muck a lot of stalls before the stable puts you in charge of the feeding and care of boarding horses in the morning. So nd the facility you want to be a part of and start small. Before you know it, your role will grow and you will be growing your experience with animals.
The quiz also indicates that you have worked with a
broad range of animal species. This is excolumnsent. Veterinary colleges look for this during the application process. Additionally, it will help you in the future as you begin to focus on the type of veterinarian you hope to become.
Remember to, keep track of ALL of your animal-related experiences; you will need this detailed log for filling out your veterinary school application.