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Author Allan, Eric, author

Title So you want to be a vet? : a guide for current and prospective students in Australia and New Zealand / Eric Allan
Published Camberwell, Vic. : ACER Press, 2013
Camberwell, Victoria : ACER Press, 2013


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  636.089023 All/Syw  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 107 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
regular print
Series So you want to be a ... series
So you want to be a ... series
Contents Section 1. So you want to be a vet? -- Why do you want to be a vet? -- Attributes of a veterinarian -- The reality of life as a veterinary graduate -- Veterinary careers in private practice -- Veterinary careers outside of private practice -- Consider your alternatives -- Challenges for future veterinary graduates -- Brief answers to some frequently asked questions -- section 2. Selection processes -- Selecting students with the best chances of success -- Differences in selection processes -- Additional requirements -- What the profession is looking for in veterinary students -- section 3. The Australian and New Zealand veterinary schools -- A history of veterinary education in Australia -- Veterinary education courses in Australia and New Zealand -- Charles Sturt University -- James Cook University -- Massey University, New Zealand -- Murdoch University -- The University of Adelaide -- The University of Melbourne -- The University of Queensland -- The University of Sydney
Summary So you want to be a vet? is written for prospective and current students of Veterinary science in Australia and New Zealand. It is the first book to provide a concise overview of the various university courses available, how to apply and how to survive and thrive during the course of your study. Furthermore, this concise resource provides insight into what to expect when you graduate and the rigours and demands of life as a vet, whether in suburban practice or in rural environments. Content includes entry requirements, selection processes, a brief overview of each university offering vet science in Australia and New Zealand, and a general introduction to course content. It discusses the life of veterinary students and of new graduates and explores some of the challenges you may face plus many strategies to help you to cope. These topics include maintaining a work/life balance, funding and employment through the course, coping with stress, workloads, time management and the very significant extramural requirements. The book also covers career options and employment prospects, alternatives to veterinary science, anticipated remuneration levels and challenges for the future. Importantly, this succinct and accessible guide aims to provide a pragmatic and realistic view of what a career in veterinary science entails. While being a vet is a great occupation, Eric Allan cautions against an idealistic approach and advises that it is often an arduous and demanding profession, not so financially rewarding as some might expect, and requiring a strong work ethic. For those who are truly committed however, it is arguably among the most highly rewarding of vocations. This book will help students make the right choice
Analysis Australia
New Zealand
Notes Includes bibliographical references
xii, 107 p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Subject Veterinarians -- Vocational guidance -- Australia -- Juvenile literature.
Veterinarians -- Vocational guidance -- Australia.
Veterinarians -- Vocational guidance -- New Zealand -- Juvenile literature.
Veterinarians -- Vocational guidance -- New Zealand.
Veterinary medicine -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Australia.
Veterinary medicine -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- New Zealand.
Author Gardiner, Ben.
Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
LC no. 2013444234
ISBN 9781742861524 (paperback)
Other Titles Guide for current and prospective students in Australia and New Zealand