Nov 28, 2009
21
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Baton Rouge, LA
Status
Pre-Veterinary
Hello All,

I was thinking about how much animal and veterinary experience I have, and I came across the notion that I don't have much experience! I was hoping that some of you could share your experiences with me and provide any suggestions of areas or places where a pre-vet student can gain experience.

This is what I have so far.....

1) Working at a small animal clinic since 2008
2) Volunteer at a shelter( walk/bathe dogs)
3) Currently working in the vet school in the biomedical science dept- work with fish

I'm looking for Large animal experience, but I'm having the hardest time....

I'm currently attending LSU and I won't be applying for vet school until 2010, so I'm not trying to compete with anyone here. I'm just looking for some help
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Thank you!

Have a nice week :D
 
Dec 30, 2009
53
0
AB, Canada
Status
Pre-Veterinary
If you are looking for large animal experience why don't you volunteer or work at a mixed or large animal practice near you, or the LSU vet school, or at a horse barn etc. I'm sure some of those places will take volunteers.

You should take a look at the successful applicants thread for experience comparisons, it varies so much! So, just do the best you can do.
 

CurrySpice

10+ Year Member
Jan 26, 2008
494
1
Status
Pre-Veterinary
1. Work at a horse barn
2. Volunteer for "foal watch" at the equine unit of the hospital
3. Work on a farm.
4. Shadow at various vet clinics.
5. Volunteer at the animal shelter (more than just cats & dogs!)
6. Volunteer at a horse/LA rescue
7. Be a camp counselor with exotic pets (llamas rock!)
 

Bigcatlover

Iowa State class of 2015!
Jul 27, 2010
102
0
Status
Veterinary Student
I did a lot of internet searching for summer internships....did one at a zoo in hoofstock (large animal) and later got a summer keeper position there
 

Nechochwen

LSU SVM c/o 2014
7+ Year Member
Feb 14, 2010
207
0
Atlanta, GA
Status
Resident [Any Field]
1. Volunteer at the zoo
2. Help out the Wildlife Hospital of Louisiana (we've got a work day coming up :D)
3. Participate in Spay Day (at the vet school)

And...you say you won't be applying until 2010, so your application has been sent and your waiting now? If so, you are right, experience is always good.