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Old 06-09-2008, 01:39 PM   #21
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Ok thanks a lot for your information. How about universities in NZ or even Japan? I realised that there are veterinary schools in Japan but i am not sure if they accept foreign students. Pardon me for my ignorance.
Hi kochels. there is only one vet school in NZ and that's Massey. I don't think it's that easy to get into either, but I guess its worth a shot. Japanese vet schools are good too, though you'd probably have to be prepared to study everything in Japanese, and you'd have to check the accreditation to know if you can return back home (or go overseas) to work upon graduation. Most of this info can be found online.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:25 PM   #22
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I've posted this link before, but if you need more information, go to this page on the Singapore Veterinary Association's website. It gives you alot of important information on becoming a vet.

http://www.sva.org.sg/en/career.php

Also, do your own research. The internet is full of useful information on being a vet. Go to the universities websites to look at their entry requirements and costs fees.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:42 AM   #23
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Ok thanks a lot.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:30 AM   #24
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MSvetstudent,

i think you are mistaken about intake of singaporean students in the various universities. infact, murdoch university has the least number of singaporean student intake compared with melb and sydney uni, and the least number of intake into vet faculty (i.e. after 1st year prevet).



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Old 06-11-2008, 11:36 AM   #25
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in term of international reputation for vet schools-- i would generally look at where the scholars study at (A-star and even AVA). maybe that's a gauge. goodluck!
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:39 PM   #26
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hey. thanks for the very valuable information about vet courses. I wanted to be a vet but i didnt know that there are different kind of vets catering for different groups of animals. all along i thought that vets are supposed to treat all animals. I am currently in J2 and i have not take my a levels yet. I take physics, econs, chemistry, and maths. My family is not very rich and i have many other siblings. It would be impossible for my family to be able to support my studies overseas. What should people like me do? I am thinking of applying for SAF scholarship in the army and hopefully get an oversea one but i am unsure if the army would allow me to take up a vet course. Besides the long bond years stops me from practicing even if i graduate. how long can you not practice veterinary after you got your degree?
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:15 PM   #27
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hi posterior.

there are different vets for different animals, but most specialisations are done after you achieve a basic veterinary science/medicine degree. you generally are, after completion of your bachelor's degree (if its not done at postgraduate level) competent enough to treat about most animals (dogs, cats, domestic companions, ruminants, horses etc)

its only if you're interested in more exotic species/wildlife or areas like dentistry etc that you pursue furthur studies for these. most vets who own a small practise should be competent enough with a BVsc/ DVM etc.

if you are however, really interested in some animals that aren't usually seen in rural or private practise, you can pursue further studies/research in these areas. like avian medicine, wildlife etc. but like i said, its definitely not something everyone does or has to do out of obligation.
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:16 PM   #28
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hey posterior,

yes, you're supposed to learn all animals. from exotics to small animals to large production animals. so, that means you have a very wide range of work opportunities. depending on what type of scholarship you get, you may end up doing post-mortem (anatomical pathology or clinical pathology)... an AVA scholarship generally does not deal with small animal medicine (small animal clinical stuff), but deals with epidemiology, public health, etc. these are all part of domain of vet course as well. you're still a vet after you gain registration with the required registration body for practise (when you are bonded with the government) just that you do not get much opportunities with small animal medicine clinically. you can after your bond, still become a clinician, but it takes effort since most clinical skills might had been forgotten.

i am not sure about SAF overseas merit scholarship if they need Army vets... since there's already a full time vet surgeon with SAF currently. no harm enquiring. all the best!
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:26 PM   #29
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Hello MsVetStudent and posterior,

I am not sure where you study your vet education. however, most vet schools would have taught bird medicine and exotics, and fish medicine, as part of their clinical years studies. they may not be as detailed as small animal and large animal medicine though.

and a DVM from the USA is actually a post-graduate school, but not a post-graduate from say thailand or malaysia (but these schools are only recognised for registreation at the country of study, unless they pass the exams for registration from the various boards of say UK vet surgeon board membership.

there are many specialisations-- from opthalmology to dermatology to anaesthesia to pig medicine or dentistry (like you mentioned)... these, you usually have to do internship or residency and then sit for your membership, followed by your fellowship/ diplomate. they all depend on where (the country) you want to register your specialisation with. but foremost, in order to clear your basic qualification (professional doctorate, no matter if it is post-graduate or not)-- you would have to study small animals, large animals, exotics, fish, wildlife..... if you are from a reputable vet school.

however, after the first basic qualification, most vets have special interest in one particular group of animals (or a few)... and thus become more interested in them, and become better with them-- with or without specialisation.

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:17 AM   #30
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h username.2

of course we study avian medicine and aquaculture. but i hardly think its enough if you really want to have an interest as an avian vet etc.
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