Ashlee

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I have an opportunity to work at a veterinary school in the dept. of infectious diseases, doing laboratory work, but I will be working for someone with a PhD instead of a DVM.

Would this be considered vet experience in the field of research?

I know I'm not technically working for a veterinarian, but it is very much something that someone with a DVM would be qualified to oversee...

Regardless of who I am working for, it seems as if it would be valuable experience. It's something I would really like to learn about.

But how would vet school see it?
 

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Most schools would see that as a positive thing.
 

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Work under a PhD can be considered veterinary experience if the research is relevant... and I'd imagine it is. Sounds like a great opportunity!
 
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Ashlee

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Yayyy! Thank you so much!

I'm really excited about it :)
 

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this is my opinion...i'd say that working with a PhD is animal experience, and working with a DVM is vet experience. I've had MANY animal classes where we castrated, docked tails, vaccinated, etc.....but the teacher was a PhD....so i said animal experience.
 

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I think this would depend on your school. I know my in-state, NCSU, specifically states:

A minimum of 400 hours of clinical, medical, agribusiness, health science or medical related scientific research experience is required by the time of application. -snip- The work can be either paid or voluntary and must be completed under the supervision of a veterinarian (or PhD scientist if scientific research). Applicants will be evaluated on duration, level of duties, and diversity of the experiences.
 

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I did tick research. It was under a vet/PhD (professor) but it had nothing to do with animals per se... just ticks. But I'm certainly putting that under vet experience, and would still even if it were only with a PhD person supervising it. I think it should count! Just my $0.02.