Can you become a veterinarian if you are blind in one eye?

I thought you guys might be able to answer my question. Can you become a veterinarian if you are blind in one eye?

 

Nice question – I don’t see why not! The biggest things that make a good vet are (other than the obvious one - loving animals) being able to listen patiently, show compassion and be able to think clearly, broadly and sometimes quickly! Being blind in one eye should not be a limitation in my opinion. I went through vet school with a lovely chap who was deaf and the university was very supportive of finding ways to assist him through the course.

The only limitation I can think of for vets with visual impairment would be that there’ll be a lot of study/reading involved to become a vet so your “good” eye might get very tired but am sure this can be managed. Most vets don’t regularly use a microscope but again am sure any university could overcome this. Good luck!

Best wishes

Jo Lewis BSc BVMS (Hons) MRCVS - The Cat Vet

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