11-21-2007, 02:46 PM
Listen to this. Four years of school is nothing compared to a veterinarian.
My mom printed this off a site, but I don't know the URL.
"Students interested in a career in veterinary medicine should begin their preparation by doing well in general science and biology in junior high school. They need to take a strong science, math, and biology program in high school. To be considered for admission to a college of veterinary medicine, a student must complete undergraduate preveterinary medical coursework, which usually includes three to four years of college study, with specific course requirements. EAch college of veterinary medicine establishes its own preveterinary requirements. Typical requirements include basic language and communication skills, social sciences, humanities, mathematics, chemistry, and the biological and physical science."
So you start working towards this in middle school. So, probably 8th grade. you carry it through high school, so that adds four more years.
Three to four years of undergrad study at a college, and then you have to go to grad school for up to ten years to get a license to either own your own practice, or to work at one.
So...up to twenty years, starting in middle school. Ending in grad school. And it says many vets continue their education so they keep their licenses.