I want to study veterinary medicine and one day own my own practice to help animals all over. I would also like to become a travelling vet where I go to different farms and help out the animals there
I want to attend the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign because they have one of the best veterinary programs closest to me
"The 230,000 sq ft facility consists of two wings devoted to large animal and small animal care. Diagnostic imaging capabilities encompass X-ray, nuclear imaging, ultrasound, high-speed spiral computed tomography (CT), and a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit able to accommodate horses' legs and heads. Non-invasive surgical techniques are used for large and small animal patients. A full-service pharmacy and diagnostic laboratory are located on site ( University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 1)."
"The hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, which means it meets more than 900 standards that represent the best practices in veterinary care and hospital management. Standards focus on quality of care in the anesthesia, contagious disease, dentistry, pain management, patient care, surgery, and emergency care (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 1)."
Veterinarians who work with food animals or horses usually drive to farms or ranches to provide veterinary services for herds or individual animals
Veterinarians who treat animals use medical equipment such as stethoscopes, surgical instruments, and diagnostic equipment, including radiographic and ultrasound equipment. Veterinarians working in research use a full range of sophisticated laboratory equipment.
"Admission to veterinary school is competitive. The number of accredited veterinary colleges has remained largely the same since 1983, but the number of applicants has risen significantly. Only about 1 in 3 applicants was accepted in 2007 (student scholarships 1)." Which means a lot of studying is required to make it in this field.