SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) One of my good friends graduated from a reputable state u (with a vet school, if it matters) a year ago with a 2.75 GPA after 5 years. She had some MAJOR family issues her junior year (death of an immediate family member ) that really hurt her GPA that year, but her grades rebounded nicely after that. She has an interest in large animal vet med and has tons of vet and animal experience (both large and small animal but primarily large animal) both during and after college.She has a definite passion for and knowledge of vet med in general and large animal vet med in particular that really shines through. She wants to go a masters program to compensate for her low GPA and prove that she can do the work in vet school but found when she applied last year that most graduate programs have a pre-requisite of a 3.0 GPA to even be considered (I noticed this seemed to be standard general cut off when applying for grad programs myself). I know there are Special Masters Programs specifically designed to give pre-med with low GPAs a chance to "prove themselves." Does anything similar exist for vet school? Any other advice or BTDT stories? Thanks.