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High school students interested in becoming veterinarians may find part-time or volunteer work on farms, in small-animal clinics, or in pet shops, animal shelters, or research laboratories. Participation in extracurricular activities such as 4-H are good ways to learn about the care of animals. Such experience is important because, as already noted, many schools of veterinary medicine have established experience with animals as a criterion for admission to their programs. Other methods of exploration include talking to a veterinarian about their career, reading books and magazines about veterinary science, and visiting the Web sites of veterinary associations and veterinary medical colleges. 

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