My question has to do with the veterinary experience part, especially since some schools require a recommendation letter from a vet. I’m having trouble finding somewhere to work or volunteer where I would be able to be with a veterinarian. Do you have any suggestions on searching?
And a question for you: How were you able to go to Costa Rica and Nicaragua and perform the work that you did? That sounds like a great experience!
Hope to hear from you, and good luck with school (based on your posts, it sounds like you have quite a lot on your plate!!)
Hi DM —
A good place to start looking for experience is with an animal shelter. Shelters are almost always looking for volunteers and you can volunteer your time to helping out. They also often have vets on staff and you may approach the vet to ask about helping out or shadowing. That’s how I did it!
As for my work in Central America, that was through an organization called VIDA: http://www.vidavolunteertravel.org/
Hope everything goes well for you! Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions!
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