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Which high school classes to take for a career as a veterinarian

How to choose online courses to prepare as a vet tech

Veterinarians help pets, livestock, and wild animals stay healthy. They get to make a difference in the wellbeing of animals. Veterinary careers are on the rise, as more vets are needed than ever before to keep pets and food animals well.

Like doctors, veterinarians need to attend a vet school after getting a 4-year degree from a college or university. It’s a minimum of 8 years of study to receive a veterinary license, so students who want to become vets should start planning their career in high school in order to save time. Wisconsin students can get a head start by taking FREE classes through eAchieve Academy, an online charter school.

If you know you’re going to work with animals, now is the time to start preparing. Sign up for full- or part-time high school classes online!

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Veterinary Classes for High School Students

Recommended high school classes for vets

To prepare for a veterinary major, you need prepare by taking the right classes in high school:

Science courses

Veterinarians, just like doctors, need a deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biology and chemistry. The only difference is vets have to apply their knowledge to various animal species instead of humans. eAchieve has introductory, honors, and AP science classes for preparing future vets for veterinary school.

Anatomy and Physiology is a class which covers human cell and tissue studies. A lot of this information carries over to animals. There are two prerequisites: Biology and Chemistry. Biology and Chemistry form the basis of biochemistry, something vets need to understand when treating animals. Introductory Biology is available for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade while Chemistry classes are limited to grades 10-12. Chemistry has one prerequisite, Algebra 1. AP Biology and AP Chemistry courses are available for students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.

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Math courses

Math is another important skill for future veterinarians. You’ll need to know statistics and algebra to correctly calculate how much medication an animal needs based on weight and size. eAchieve has math courses for all high school grades.

Additionally, AP Calculus AB/BC are recommended for any high schoolers interested in a medical career.

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Health & Physical Education courses

Know what’s healthy for humans and their pets by taking Health courses from eAchieve. While each class primarily focuses on keeping people healthy, the material still covers a lot of basic concepts necessary for vets.

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Ways to prepare for a career as a vet tech in high school

Veterinary Technician in WisconsinVeterinary schools prefer students to have real world experience working with animals. High school is the time to start volunteering at local animal shelters or vet clinics. Dog walking and pet sitting can make you more comfortable around animals.

We use career-planning resources to help our students meet both academic and career goals.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree programs at top universities

Veterinarians must meet a lot of requirements to work in the United States: a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree, a license from the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination, and additional certification for specialties. Veterinary programs are highly competitive, so give yourself an advantage by taking the right classes in high school! Start by enrolling at eAchieve to take the classes you need now.

Your first step towards a veterinary career is getting into college. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees take an average of 4 years to complete. Once you have a degree you can apply for veterinary school which usually includes clinical work so students gain practical experience. Once you graduate you’ll take the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination and, if you pass, you can start working.

Additionally, you can improve your transcripts with AP (Advanced Placement) or Honors classes. Find out the top high school classes needed for college admission in Wisconsin and nationwide.

eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare for many medical careers:

A Veterinary Career Begins at eAchieve Academy

Before going to veterinary school you need to get a 4 year degree from a higher learning institution. And to get into a college or university you need a high school diploma. Graduates of eAchieve Academy receive the exact same diploma as students from any other Wisconsin public school. Yet our fully accredited, K-12 public charter school has completely FREE enrollment and tuition. You're not limited by the few classes offered at the schools in your physical district. All Wisconsin students are welcome at eAchieve!

eAchieve Academy graduates have been accepted into colleges and universities across the United States. We’ve even had students accepted at international institutions! Take classes full- or part-time to start your veterinary career path. Learn more about how eAchieve Academy works and the best classes for veterinary students.

Contact eAchieve for more information or to enroll in veterinary career courses online.
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