If you love animals, “Life at Vet U” is a show you should be watching. Airing on Saturday nights, it follows the lives of six students on their journey to graduate from Veterinary School at Penn Vet in Philadelphia. Veterinarian Clint Kuban has since graduated but took time to talk about his time on the show, what inspired him to become a vet and filled us in on what it’s like to work with a camera watching your every move.
What made you want to become a vet?
I actually didn’t know I wanted to be a vet until I graduated as an undergrad from the University of Hartford. Initially I was a major in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with my life, but in the late half of my career at the University of Hartford, I had some extra credits so I decided to take organic chemistry — just because I wanted to. I found out that I loved it. I grew up with two dogs and three cats. My father really had this passion and respect for animals. Once I graduated from Hartford, I decided to go for Vet Med.
What’s the process to become a vet?
It’s four years of vet school but apart of that, there are also prerequisites you have to take in your undergraduate. So four years of undergraduate and four years of vet school. Then, if you want to go onto a residency and specialize, you have to do your one-year internship and then a three-year residency.