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Hey there! Volunteering during the pandemic will probably be quite difficult. To be quite honest, it isn't super important to get veterinary volunteer hours at this point. I would wait until grade 11 or 12, as well as your first few years of university to get some volunteering in. To answer your second question, you can get all your pre-requisite courses at Guelph, and I would definitely recommend going to U of G if you are considering vet school, as the courses for the animal biology and animal science programs line up exceptionally well with the pre-requisites for OVC. My recommendation for now is focus on your grades so you can get accepted to the University of Guelph (I know that isn't important until grade 11 and 12) and maybe try getting a part-time job (animal related or otherwise). I used my high school part time job on my application to veterinary college. It's important to get experience in different workplaces, as it will show that you are capable of working in different environments successfully (even if there are no cute doggos involved). Hope this helps!
Hi there! I agree with everything oacaggie said, but will just add that it is possible to complete all the pre-requisite courses at universities other than guelph! You still have so much time to decide all this, but I would recommend choosing an undergrad program & school where you feel you will be comfortable and be able to succeed in.