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Lab Animal Veterinarians?

Chickadeedee99Chickadeedee99 3 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 6 New Member
Hello guys, I'm a Pre-Veterinary student now entering my third year of college, and I'm still feeling my way out in what I want to do.

My main focus right now is either large animal vet work (like with horses and barn animals) or working in a lab where I can possibly make or test medicine for animals, and observe bacteria and viruses more closely.

That being said, I have no experience in a lab, but I would like to get started.

For those who work in a lab, how did you get up to that point? Shadowing? Volunteering? Technical classes?

Where can I go to get *any* experience?

I am going to mention that for my first two years, I've been hunting down the head of the lan specimens, but she was too busy to answer me. So not sure if my school would be the best for looking for that type of oppurtunity. So anywhere else? Hospital? An actual lab company?

Also, if there are any lab techs or lab vets lurking, can you tell me of your experience?


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  • momocarlymomocarly 800 replies7 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 807 Member
    If you can go over to studentdoctor dot net and check out their Pre-Vet forum there are a lot of people that can answer your question. Also on the Facebook page of the APVMA. They have been very helpful to my son. The good thing is that a lot of veterinary colleges don't track you so you get experience in all types of veterinary medicine (small animal, large animal, farm animal, wildlife, lab and exotic). You can usually get experience while you are in vet school that will help you decide your path.
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  • bopperbopper 13872 replies98 discussionsForum Champion CWRU Posts: 13,970 Forum Champion
    Does your college have a program that matches students to professors for research?
    Can you ask a biology professor how to do this?
    Is there a lab research class?
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