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I want to be a vet...what should i do?

I am 12 (i am using my moms email) and i want to be an equine/livestock vet when i get older. i am planning on going to purdue to do this. i also want to know how to trim horses and livestock hooves and do large animal massage theropy. what i am asking is..because i am young i dont know what to do. i know i have to get good grades and i am. but i need things to do.. my family is low on money along with alot of other people so i cant really do anything that would cost alot. please give me ideas. Thanks. i mean to do right now when i am young to help me learn and get experience. i know what i am going to do when i get older.

Asked By: Lo-Lo - 1/30/2009
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I'm a 19 year old pre-veterinary student interested in equine sports medicine. My best advice is that you should get good grades. Vet schools are harder to get into then medical schools. Once you get to high school, enroll in honors science and math, and get As. Also, make sure you are successful in other things... More
Answered By: algae - 1/30/2009
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go to a vet tech school which is a lil less cheaper than goin 2 a university but u can work ur way up
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Answered By: sexiibabii - 1/30/2009
 
It helps if you go to the dog trust and do dog walking, when ur 16 go and help out at the vets with our getting paid at the weekends and it helps if u hav had a horse and/or experiance i asked my vet and this is what they said
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Answered By: Chels & Lollie Forevah .x.x. - 1/30/2009
 
You need to get REALLY good grades--like 95 or higher in all of your classes---so at 12- your in grade 6.....so...like A+ in every class in highschool... More
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Answered By: BarrelBabe - 1/30/2009
 
just get some life expirience down. being a vet isn't just about the medicine, so get accustomed to animals....even just spending an hour here and there in the pasture or something. You need to learn to be calm and firm, and to be able to handle animals well. These are all things you can work on while your young... More
Answered By: Renate - 1/30/2009
 
Ironically you and I are on the same career path however I am a few years ahead of you as I am 18... More
Answered By: Powhattan - 1/30/2009
 
You cant get expirience now. To become a vet u need to study hard. and get pretty much full marks in maths or english in vce and thats it.
Answered By: Mariah♥Ben - 1/30/2009
 
If you can join 4H, that would be a good start at your age. anything you can do to get experience in animal related areas is a plus. When you are older, working with a veterinary clinic or shadowing a vet will help you. Anything you can do to add to earning top grades will benefit you.
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Answered By: galloppal - 1/30/2009
 
I worked for an Equine Vet up at a ranch that I was living and also working on. She would come up and I would help her do Artificial Insemination's, Embryo transfers and so on. I got paid to do it and I have SO much knowledge from it! You are only 12 but if you have A LOT of horse sense a vet would probably take you in... More
Answered By: *~* Sexy Mama *~* - 1/30/2009
 
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