A Vet Student Q&A
Cheltenham Veterinary Clinic was recently selected to host one of the next generation of veterinary students. Hanna spent two weeks with us to learn as much as possible about the great range of pet care we offer each day.
Q: Hanna thanks for your time. Where are you attending Veterinary School?
A: Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand
Q: Did you always want to be a vet growing up?
A: Definitely, I had no backup plan. I was focused 100% on becoming a vet (Focus is the key to achieving your goals! Ed)
Q: For those wanting to know, how did you get into vet school?
A: I did an extra 6 months of intense science classes, including physics and organic chemistry to help me get the high marks that I needed for entry into the Veterinary degree.
Q: What’s it like to be vet student?
A: It’s a lot of work. The course is very tough, LOTS of concentration. It’s basically a full time job, very little holidays, the work placements are great. I’m looking forward to working as a vet at the end of all the intense study.
Q: What’s your advice for people that want to become vets?
A: Work hard in school, especially at biology and do lots of work experience with animals. You have to like animals but have to love people. Central to being a good vet is being able to communicate effectively with the carers of pets.
Q: Hanna how did you learn about Cheltenham Veterinary Clinic?
A: Through family friends that come here and love the veterinary team.
Q: What sort of veterinary work would you like to do?
A: I’d like to work with dogs, cats and small mammals when I graduate but I love horses too. I love the problem solving, and helping both animals and their owners.
Q: Do you know of people that missed out?
A: A lot unfortunately, I am very lucky (We think hard working more like it! Ed). A lot of those that missed out are doing science degrees or zoology now.
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