Many people understand what it takes to become a veterinarian, which includes numerous years of college and four years of veterinary school, but they do not always understand what it takes to become a veterinary specialist. As a veterinarian who just finished my residency, I think I have a good grasp on what it entails to be a board certified Veterinary Dermatologist.
My first step to becoming a veterinary specialistwas realizing my goal. I was first introduced to the idea of a veterinary specialist during college and I knew that would be an enormous accomplishment that would add at least four additional years on to my education. My first thought was no way do I want to put my life on hold for another four years, equaling a grand total of 24 years of education, but I soon learned that was exactly what I was going to do. Read more »