General kennel work is animal experience, yes. If your direct supervisor is a veterinarian (as it would be in most small clinics), it is veterinary experience. If you work at a boarding-only facility, then it would be animal.Would something as simple as kennel cleaning count?
I'm not sure about this. The technicalities of the experience headings are far too complicated for my simple brain. If it were me, I'd likely classify this as 'employment experience' or as a stretch, research/laboratory experience. You aren't working directly with animals (not animal experience) and you're not directly supervised by a veterinarian (despite his or her association with your job, many rungs up the ladder). I tend to take a holistic approach when it comes to categorizing experience. If I worked directly with a living thing, but didn't have contact with a veterinarian (i.e. the vet and I never spoke, and he or she didn't supervise me), then it's animal experience. If I worked directly under a veterinarian, doing some sort of work relating to the field (either live or dead critters), than it's veterinary experience. If I actually did research (i.e. project design, data collection, data interpretation etc.), then it's research experience. In my opinion, providing husbandry for lab animals isn't research experience- it's animal experience. Research has more to do with the numbers you get from the animals than the animals themselves (not to discount their value). I wouldn't necessarily dock a student for placing lab animal husbandry under research experience, but I'd think to myself that they were 'stretching' to check multiple boxes on their application. It looks desperate. Finally, if you had a 'sciencey-technical' job related to research, but were not actually involved in project design, etc., that would be employment experience. I think that pre-vets stress out way to much about how they categorize their experiences. Admission committee members know that the categories are somewhat artificial, and many categorization decisions are splitting hairs. In general, good advice for your application is as follows: be honest about what you did. That honestly will come through in your app, and faculty will recognize that you're not attempting to take them for a ride. Remember, they've seen it all before.I work at a histology lab, that is part of the animal disease and diagnostic lab. My direct supervisor is the histotech, but the section head of the lab is the pathologist..... vet experience?
Have you not asked this same exact question like 50 times? Plus multiple other questions of similar spirit?I work at a histology lab, that is part of the animal disease and diagnostic lab. My direct supervisor is the histotech, but the section head of the lab is the pathologist..... vet experience?