One of the biggest part of becoming a vets is your grades, you wont’t get into a university without good, even excellent, GCSE’s and A-level’s. Most universitys expect A-A*s at GCSE and AAA at A-level, depending on the course. So deciding to become a vet takes a lot of revision, I am currently studying for my GCSE’s which are in less than a month, and my whole life seems to be revise, revise and revise some more. If you dont have the grades or the dedication to get those grades there are other possiblities around it, such as veterinary nursing or taking an entry level course at university but the shortest way to get there is by working hard and getting those grades.
In the picture is my newly born chick, which loves to revise with me, she lives in my room and she gets bored when I revise and don’t give her attention
As I am sure all you wannabe vets out there know it is very hard to get work experience at such a young age, but most colleges and universitys expect it nowadays, and they expect a lot of it. Most universitys want experience in a vets practice but it is incredibly hard to get a place with one. I was lucky enough to be accepted to do work experience in a vet hospital near me. I have attended for the past few weeks now and it has been very useful, I have learnt so many new things without even realising it, plus I get to see lots of cute Pets. The vets and vet nurses work so hard and each one of them has an interesting story behind their route to being where they are today.
During my short time at the hospital, I have already seen an X-ray, pre-natal scan on a dog, and an operation, hopefully there will be a lot more to see. I have lots of friends that haven’t found a vets to work at yet so you need to make the right impression when introducing yourself and make sure you write some letters with your contact details on, but be prepared to be turned down a lot of times.