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Gaining Relevant Experience

  1. Shadow or observe a veterinarian
    • Apply for an Externship with a Cal Alum through the Berkeley Career Engagement’s Externship program (when available).
    • Ask your family veterinarian if there is an opportunity to shadow their practice during a school break.

Search for veterinarians through Veterinary related Professional Organizations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

  1. Join the Cal Pre-Vet Club and learn more about the club.
  2. Here are some animal-related organizations where students have gained experience in the past.
  3. Find a healthcare-related Internship

Getting exposure to the veterinary profession can make you a competitive applicant and help you begin to identify what skills, values, and interests you enjoy in this profession.

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