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after 2nd year..

Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by Pigsfoot, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Pigsfoot

    Pigsfoot Illinois Class of 2014!
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    hey...so i recall a thread somewhere about how after 2nd year our educational status puts us kind of at the same level as a certified vet tech. does anyone know where this thread is? if not-has anyone else heard that? it makes sense, i'm just wondering...

    thanks!
     
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  3. jmo1012

    jmo1012 SGU (NCSU) c/o 2015!
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    mm i've heard it was after 3rd year but i cant remember where either (not on here though)
     
  4. that redhead

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    I hadn't heard that before, but it's likely just my lack of knowledge. I imagine that would be difficult to determine though since it seems some programs are more hands-on earlier versus others that seem to have much less hands-on exposure. I'd be interested to know either way though!
     
  5. heylodeb

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    It probably is dependent on the school. I know at Davis, you are given an RVT after two years. (Although that might change with the new curriculum?)
     
  6. dyachei

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    That was what I was told when I was looking for a job in between second and third year.
     
  7. Pigsfoot

    Pigsfoot Illinois Class of 2014!
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    wow-they just award you an RVT without taking the VTNE? that's impressive..

    It just makes so much sense, right now between my 1st and 2nd year, I am at a clinic and I feel like I have *some* knowledge, but I don't even know how to read a flippin' ear cytology slide or a fecal. I know that our 2nd year covers all that lab stuff and I'm figuring by next summer I'll be so much more useful at the clinic in the lab. I just was hoping most clinics aknowledge that too...
     
  8. Pigsfoot

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    oh, sorry about the cross posting, just wanted to be sure my question was seen and i figured both threads would have potential answers. i assumed the current vet students one would be more active than it is.
     
  9. jjohnston

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    Hmm. While I have heard that we're considered equivalent to an RVT after second year, I don't think we're actually given the license. If so, I was cheated because I never got mine! :p
     

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