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I'm still a couple of years of university yet but I would really like to study veterinary medicine if I can get in. I'm also really interested in the veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation (especially the hydrotherapy aspect). If I qualified as a vet, would there be a vet jobs available that I could be apart of the rehabilitation or would I have to do a degree in veterinary physiotherapy in the first place.
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for hydrotherapy, you do not need to be a vet or have any sort of degree. Physic/rehab is harder, it is an area I wanted to go in, but to become accredited you either have to be a human physio and do a conversion (most common), or yes, be a vet first. The degrees I've seen specifically in vet physio so far don't seem to have any accreditation. But I was looking specifically focused on dogs, it may be different if it's horses you are interested in. If you are generally interested in being a vet then obviously go for vet med, but if it's specifically hydro/physio you are interested in there are probably other routes which are easier!
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(Original post by lucyliulu)
I'm still a couple of years of university yet but I would really like to study veterinary medicine if I can get in. I'm also really interested in the veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation (especially the hydrotherapy aspect). If I qualified as a vet, would there be a vet jobs available that I could be apart of the rehabilitation or would I have to do a degree in veterinary physiotherapy in the first place.
As a vet you can't call yourself a vet physio without extra qualifications which you might need to end up paying for yourself (I know one vet who paid £3k+ to become an animal chiropractic, another vet learned how to do acupunture but work paid for most of this). Those are two quite different jobs that happen to involve animals - as a vet generally you are more in charge of assessing/diagnosing an animals rather than day to day rehab work although a vet degree is quite versatile and a good base for further study.

I believe you don't need to be a vet to become a vet physio either but I'm not sure what route you'd go down for this.

Perhaps work experience with a vet physio and at a practise might help you see different aspects of it.
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As a vet you can't call yourself a vet physio without extra qualifications which you might need to end up paying for yourself (I know one vet who paid £3k+ to become an animal chiropractic, another vet learned how to do acupunture but work paid for most of this). Those are two quite different jobs that happen to involve animals - as a vet generally you are more in charge of assessing/diagnosing an animals rather than day to day rehab work although a vet degree is quite versatile and a good base for further study.

I believe you don't need to be a vet to become a vet physio either but I'm not sure what route you'd go down for this.

Perhaps work experience with a vet physio and at a practise might help you see different aspects of it.
I think doing work experience at a veterinary physiotherapy practice will be good as I've done a lot of work experience in equine and small animal veterinary practice and I can compare them,
Thank you!!


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