Attributes of Successful Pre-Veterinary Students
Students interested in veterinary medicine need a keen sense of observation and an interest in science. Preparing for a career in veterinary medicine requires dedication and a commitment to learning that will last a lifetime. Students should develop communication skills that include listening, interpreting and responding to clients. In addition, leadership and public speaking skills are very valuable.
Preparation for a career in veterinary medicine also includes understanding the profession. Volunteering, shadowing or working with a veterinarian is essential. Students should develop emotional intelligence and become aware of how medical decisions include patient, client and financial issues. Professionalism and ethics are fundamental for veterinarians.
Education and Suggested Courses
Students in high school are strongly encouraged to take coursework heavy in the sciences.
*including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Pre-Calculus
Other elective courses completing your education are dependent upon the college/university you plan to attend.