Francis Marion University
Pre-Vet Program

Volunteer Work:
Most DVM programs require that you complete a specific number of volunteer hours working at a veterinary hospital. This is important to introduce you to the environment of veterinary work so that you can determine whether or not you want to commit to such a career. Being a veterinarian is a challenging career but also very rewarding. As a pre-veterinary student you should take the time to familiarize yourself with the career by working with those already in practice. Furthermore, a veterinary professional can serve as a valuable personal reference for you when applying to a veterinary program. Some DVM programs actually require one of your letters of recommendation to come from a veterinarian that is familiar with you and your work. Letters from family members that are veterinarians are typically unacceptable.

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