SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Since I don't need to wait to hear from the other schools I applied to since I got into my number 1 first , I'll get this thread started First time applicant, 25 years old, Female, Ohio resident. Applied: Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Tennessee Apps withdrawn: Wisconsin and Tennessee Still waiting: None Interview: Ohio State Accepted: Ohio State c/o 2016! Cum GPA @ time of application: 3.99 Last 45 credit hrs: 4.0 Science GPA @ time of application: 4.0 GRE: 1280. 730q, 550v, 5.0 AW Veterinary Experience: -765 hours working at a small animal emergency clinic as a vet assistant (on VMCAS, but I continued working there after submitting and got over 1000 hours there total) -120 hours shadowing at a small animal clinic -20 hours shadowing a traveling small animal vet -7 hours shadowing an equine vet (yes, I put it on VMCAS even though it was only 7 hours, the clinic was 2 hours from my house and she only accepted people interested in equine to shadow more than once, but she let non equine people come out for one day if they'd like to get a feel for it, so that's what I did. Animal Experience: -7300 hours wildlife rehabilitation at my own non-profit that I set up. I take in about 150 animals a year and am the sole caretaker of all of them. Wildlife rehab is what led me to vet medicine! I absolutely love wildlife rehab with all my heart! -600 hours volunteering at a petting zoo that had all kinds of exotics (bobcat, camels, zebra-crosses, prairie dogs, kangaroo, and then more typical goats, sheep, and horses) -40 hours working as a kennel assistant while the owner went on vacation -I also have at least 1000 hours in wildlife rehab volunteering and completing an internship at a wildlife center, but I put it under community activities so the hours weren't recorded. Extracurricular/Community Activities: -I listed the volunteering at the wildlife center in this section but was actually animal experience -Ranger Kid Commander at my church (similar to boy scouts). eLORS: -1 vet from the SA emergency clinic I was a vet assistant at -The small animal traveling vet -One of my biology professors from undergrad that I go birdwatching with each spring, he's been trying to talk me into grad school for years so he was very eager to write me an elor. Awards and Honors: -High school valedictorian -Dean's list every semester -Softball MVP- just a community league, but I listed it anyways -Excellence in Science award (awarded to one graduating senior and nominated by the professors) -Graduated Summa Cum Laude with my bachelor's of science degree at the age of 18 (I was a post-secondary student and completed three years of college in my last 2 years of high school and then finished up the year after graduating high school) I am so excited to be going to Ohio State .