sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum

Go Back   sSNAKESs : Reptile Forum > Community Forums > General Discussion


Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-20-03, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
SerpentLust's Avatar
Join Date: May-2003
Location: Vancouver Island
Age: 32
Posts: 1,799
Send a message via Skype™ to SerpentLust
Thumbs up New Goal

Well, after the death of the little cornsnake I felt really sad and such. I started flipping through my college booklet and found what I needed to. I have decided to take an extra year or two at College, for what? Veterinary Assistance.

I found two Colleges that had it. I chose Northern College in the Timmins and Haileybury area. Three hours north of me. This means I'm going to utterly DIE in the winter. But it'll be worth it. So after two years of Small Business Management at Canadore, I'm going to go to Northern and take a year of Veterinary.

It looks like a really good program. It has some very intriguing classes offered. And an extra year at college won't put me TOO MUCH in debt. Some of the courses that I like are "Animal Structure and Function", "Grooming", "Large Animal Studies", "Animal Handling and Behaviour", and "Feeds and Feeding of Companion Animals".

I'm going to have to contact them. I have all the courses required. Grade 12 Math, Biology and Math. I got a great mark in my Advanced Math, so I'm hoping they'll like that. Plus I'll have the two years of College under my belt and they said they prefer experience. Well, I've had two jobs in the animal industry. I might volunteer at the Humane Society aswell. But generally I think I'm good for the admission requirements.

So this has made me feel a bit better. Take one extra year of College and I'll be able to have the knowledge to save more of my animals. Plus, what with openning my own pet store and such. That knowledge would be good. And say if my pet store fails. I can still breed snakes and have a Veterinary assistant degree to fall back on. So I feel more in tune with my goals.

"A rattlesnake that doesn't bite teaches you nothing."
SerpentLust is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 08-20-03, 01:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
gauts28's Avatar
Join Date: Aug-2003
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Age: 39
Posts: 74
Send a message via MSN to gauts28
I wish you all the luck. I’m sure you will succeed
gauts28 is offline  
Old 08-20-03, 01:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
reptilesalonica's Avatar
Join Date: Mar-2003
Location: The Hague
Age: 47
Posts: 1,088
Congrats on your new target!
Remember your poor corn to achieve easier what you want to achieve.
The fear leads to death as the window to the courtyard...JUMP!
reptilesalonica is offline  
Old 08-20-03, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
Siretsap's Avatar
Join Date: Jan-2003
Location: Montreal, Canada
Age: 36
Posts: 1,177
My gf is just starting her vet assistance course next week!
It's agood thing. I did some studies in Santé animale (not sure what it's called in english) but basically it's on their cells and organs. We didn't see any reptiles but I read the book mader made on reptile medecine and surgery, a must for everyone who will do some of these classes!!!
Siretsap is offline  
Old 08-20-03, 02:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
Join Date: May-2003
Age: 35
Posts: 1,809
I'm glad that you have found your true calling Best of luck.
Colonel SB is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 08-20-03, 02:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
Join Date: May-2003
Location: U.S.A
Posts: 982
Send a message via ICQ to burmer Send a message via MSN to burmer
Thats great!!! Best of luck!!!
burmer is offline  
Old 08-20-03, 02:40 PM   #7 (permalink)
ohh_kristina's Avatar
Join Date: Jun-2003
Location: Kissimmee
Age: 30
Posts: 1,241
good luck! I just started college this year and my goal is to be a vet with a minor in herpetology. I'm really excited! Classes start next week for me. I hope everything works out for you!
ohh_kristina is offline  
Old 08-20-03, 05:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
TheRedDragon's Avatar
Join Date: Jul-2003
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canuckland
Age: 37
Posts: 3,937
Send a message via MSN to TheRedDragon
Good for you! I myself am planning on becoming a Veterinarian Assisstant. I should hopefully start my schooling by next year. Good luck!
Erin Keller :eb:
Snakes: 2.1 Corns, 1.1 Kings, 1.0 Everglades Rat, 1.1 Spotted Pythons, 1.2 Children's Pythons, 1.2 BCIs Lizards: 0.2 Leopard Geckos, 1.3 Bibron Geckos Inverts: 2.1 Tarantulas, 0.1 Emporer Scorpion Mammals: 0.2 Kittens
TheRedDragon is offline  
Old 08-20-03, 10:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
Skink Keeper's Avatar
Join Date: Aug-2003
Location: T.O
Age: 31
Posts: 254
congrats on ur new target. sounds like a good program. best of luck.
Skink Keeper is offline  
Old 08-21-03, 09:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
Join Date: Aug-2002
Location: hamilton, ontario, canada
Posts: 722
Send a message via MSN to lordkovacs
good luck... learning is a life-long venture
1.0 Reverse Okeetee Corn, 0.1 Albino Snow Corn, 1.1 Irian Jaya Carpet Pythons
lordkovacs is offline  
Login to remove ads
Old 08-21-03, 11:18 AM   #11 (permalink)
Invictus's Avatar
Join Date: Jun-2003
Location: Calgary, AB
Age: 40
Posts: 5,641
Send a message via MSN to Invictus
Go for it Jenn. I'm sure you will be great at it.
- Ken LePage
Invictus is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2002-13, Hobby Solutions Inc.


SEO by vBSEO 3.1.0