Maybe you’ve dreamed about becoming a veterinarian as long as you can remember. Maybe you’ve already been in the workforce and are thinking of changing careers to veterinary medicine. Maybe you have a friend or family member who wants to become a veterinarian, and you want to help them make an educated decision.

Having a dream is easy. Making a choice and figuring out all of the implications of that choice is a lot harder. I Want to be a Veterinarian is designed and staffed by members of the veterinary profession who want to help you understand your goals and figure out if veterinary medicine is really the right career for you.

Start with the downloadable brochure or the Q&A page to find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about being a veterinarian. To get an idea of the finances involved head over to the Tools section to try the interactive Cost of Education Map and Student Loan Repayment Simulator. If you want to know more about what life is like as a veterinarian, there are some great stories in the Veterinary Life Blog.

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I Want to be a Veterinarian is a VIN Foundation initiative; if you are interested in supporting this initiative you can do so through the VIN Foundation


The VIN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was created by members of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) in 2005. VIN is an online community of veterinarians and veterinary students with over 50,000 members worldwide. All gifts made to the VIN Foundation are tax deductible.