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Veterinarian's Path
 Education  Work Experience  Activities
  Relevant high school classes - biology, chemistry, physics, algebra, speech, algebra, English
  College - Kansas State University, three and a half year degree (Pre-Veterinary) plus four additional years at Kansas State University for her doctorate of veterinary medicine
  High school - Worked summers as a recreational assistant and as a riding camp counselor
  College - Worked as a night and weekend veterinary intern handling emergency calls
  High school - Member of the biology, science and math clubs as well as active in basketball, volleyball and gymnastics
  College - Member of animal science clubs and Block and Bridle


Recommended Path
 Education  Work Experience  Activities
  High School - Refer to the chart below
  College - Four-year degree in animal science or pre-veterinary curriculum plus four years' veterinary school
  High school - Volunteer to walk pets or clean cages at your local veterinary practice or animal shelter. Job shadow a veterinarian at the practice or when he/she goes out on calls.
  College - Work nights or weekend at a local veterinarian or animal shelter.
  High school - Participate in extracurricular activities such as science clubs, speech and sports. Also join organizations such as 4-H and show animals at county and state fairs.
  College - Participate as a member of The American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association or Block and Bridle
 Education - High School
Math Algebra Geometry Calculus Probability & Statistics
English English English English
Applied Communications
Applied Communications
Science Physical Science Biology or
Chemistry or
Applied Biology/Chemistry
Anatomy of
Advanced Biology or Physics
Social Studies/Humanities As required As required Psychology Sociology Government and Economics
Physical Education/Health As required As required As required As required
Technical Classes Keyboarding, Business, Computer Applications Keyboarding, Business, Computer Applications Keyboarding, Business, Computer Applications Keyboarding, Business, Computer Applications
Source: Choices CT, 2001 Bridges.com, Inc.


You've seen how Rexanne reached her career goals by planning her activities, education and work experiences early in middle and high school. You know what experts in the field recommend in terms of activities, education and work experiences if you plan to pursue this profession.

Your Path
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You've seen how the STC veterinarian reached her goal; you know what is recommended. You've dreamed about your career; you've identified your talents and interests; you've explored college options. Now it's time to design your plan to achieve your career goals


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