|Purred: Wed Mar 4, '09 3:23am PST |
I'm not sure if it's the same in America, but I can tell you about what it's like in Australia. Here, there are two levels of higher learning after high school- university, and technical institutes (TAFE). Veterinary degrees are obtained at uni, and vet nurse certifications are done at TAFE.
As part of the vet nurse certification, you need to be employed in some capacity at a vet, where they can oversee some of the criteria you need to meet.
I'd recommend talking to your vet, and some of the other vets around. Our vet has a program for trainee vet nursing, where they oversee everything. Also, our shelter sometimes allows volunteers to assist on clinic days. Obviously it's very simple what you're allowed to do (worming, de-fleaing, medications, weights, condition checks, up to vaccinations and surgical assists), but it is experience.
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