Many of us have had the childhood dream of becoming a vet. Maybe your dream has stayed with you since? Why not travel abroad and study veterinary care? Becoming a doctor for animals is a long and demanding process, but in the end the job as a veterinarian is both rewarding and exciting, as you will be able to save the lives of animals of different shape and kind.
Why study to become a veterinarian?
The education will give you in an in depth understanding of the different physical, chemical, microbiologic and genetic reasons that animals become ill. You will learn how to dissect and perform autopsies on pets, analysis animal samples and foods, and to make risk evaluations for spread of diseases between livestock and humans.
You will learn about the anatomy, physiology and genetics of animals, meaning how their bodies are build and function. Later on, you will study infection-microbiology and learn about parasites and microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria and fungus, that are often a part of diseases.
In pathology and pharmacology, you will learn how diseases affect the bodies and how pharmaceuticals can be used in treatment. In epidemiology, you will obtain skills that will make you able to assess how illnesses can be treated, so that the animals stay well.
Why study abroad?
A study abroad will teach you many different things, that you may not have been able to learn in your home country. You will meet many different people along your study abroad; people who may become friends, future colleagues and academic collaborators. It will also look great on your resume and may give you an edge over the competition when applying for jobs.