I'm sure some of it has to do with the person as well. But, I agree - based on this, Penn sounds terribly hard. Of course, we have two major crowds represented here - Penn and Davis - and that doesn't really give a clear view of veterinary schools as a whole.
I'm not sure why we have a huge representation of a couple of schools each cycle, but that does happen. It was UTK a while a go, and now there are only a few...
Anyway, everyone gets something different out of their first year, I'm sure. Just expect it to be hard and, well... you'll still probably be surprised.
Hang in there guys! It might be comin' from the cheap seats, but I mean it! I know y'all will make it through.