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After we started thinking more seriously about expanding our family, my husband brought up the idea of getting a pet or two. While I was completely against the concept at first, I realized that it might be helpful for our children to warm up to the idea before having another sibling. We got a dog and our kids were tasked with the job of feeding it every day and doing other tasks, and it was amazing to see how much the animal helped our family to grow. Pets can be a wonderful addition to a home, which is why I made this blog. Check out these fun pet posts.

Selecting Better Pets

Six Things That Can Help Aspiring Veterinarians Make the Most Of an Internship Experience

Natalie Baker

The internship experience is an important step in a veterinarian's education. At the same time, it can also be stressful and challenging. However, it's important that veterinarians-in-training focus on making the most of their time as an intern.

The following are six things that can help you make the most of a veterinary internship experience. 

Budgeting carefully

While you are working as a veterinary intern, you are probably not going to have a lot of income coming in. Being a veterinary intern can involve a long time commitment but not a lot of income. At the same time, you don't want to be stressed out about money during your internship because this could distract you.

Budgeting carefully is therefore extremely important while you are an intern so that you can take full advantage of the experience without any distractions.

Networking with vets and vet technicians

Being a veterinary intern should offer you some great opportunities for networking with other veterinary professionals. Your network can help you down the road when you're looking for jobs or career recommendations.

It's therefore important to network with colleagues while you're an intern by forming lasting connections with them and getting involved with any professional organizations they're involved with. 

Focusing on getting good references

References are going to be important when you're applying to residency programs and veterinarian jobs. You should therefore be making a conscious effort to find good references while you're going through your internship. This way, you'll know just who to turn to when you need references down the road. 

Having clear goals in mind

The more focused you are on the goals of your internship, the more successful you'll be. What do you need to get out of your internship? What skills do you need to acquire to further your career?

Knowing the answers to these questions going into your internship will help you get as much as you can out of the experience. 

Being bold about taking on new responsibilities

It can be nerve-racking to take on new responsibilities as a veterinarian-in-training. However, you'll learn more if you're bold and confident about learning new skills and taking on new responsibilities. 

Applying early for your next career step

If you want to make the most of your internship, you need to be looking toward the future. This means determining what your next step will be and applying for it before your internship comes to an end.