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Introduction to Veterinary Careers

Introduction to Veterinary Careers

Course Duration

January 9 through May 2, 2025

Course Description

RECOMMENDED FOR: Juniors and Seniors

COURSE LISTING: Science

APPROXIMATE TEXT/RESOURCES COST: $0 (Resources Provided)


In Introduction to Veterinary Careers, students will investigate the vast field of veterinary medicine, from entering the field to living and growing within it. They will explore educational and licensing requirements, the varied jobs within the profession, and the reality of everyday life as a veterinarian (or veterinary support staff). The class will emphasize personal discovery of an individual’s options for education and careers as well as considering his or her own strengths, weaknesses, and interests as they relate to veterinary careers. Finally, students will consider social and ethical challenges they may encounter to help them discern if veterinary medicine is right for them. This course requires weekly engagement but is primarily asynchronous which allows students to work around their school schedule. There is a synchronous meeting that will take place one evening per week that is optional for students to attend. Meeting times to be determined at the beginning of the term.

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