pre vet

  1. clparsnick

    What do I need to fix to get in?

    I'm going into my third application cycle this year for vet school and it's getting to be super draining. I can't seem to get past the waitlist. So if anyone has any recc based on my stats below I would love to hear it! Vet experience: -I am currently an LVT who works in a low cost clinic and...
  2. F

    Junior in undergrad: WAMC for next year?

    I'm currently a junior but am concerned about how my chances look of getting into vet school in the future. I would like to mention that I went to community college for two years before transferring, if that affects anything. I am pretty seriously considering going into both large and small...
  3. theservicepaws

    Mississippi State Early Entry Program

    Hi there! I am a high school senior with plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. I applied to the Early Entry Vet Program at Mississippi State this year, but I won't hear back from them until early February regarding admissions. I just wanted to reach out and see if there is anyone...
  4. O

    University of Edinburgh R(D)SVS C/o 2023 Hopefulls

    Hey Everyone! I haven't seen a thread for Edinburgh's vet school so I decided to start it here! I'm personally an American student who applied to the GEP 4 year program and got an interview so I was very interested in hearing from others about this as well--especially does anyone know how many...
  5. noellebell

    Feeling defeated already?!

    So, I recently (as in last semester), decided that I wanted to give pre-vet a second shot. I was originally pre-med, then pre-vet, then gave up both and just decided to graduate as quickly as possible because of the circumstances at the time (I was working 3 jobs to help my family, and suffering...
  6. A

    so vet experience. . .

    I'm currently a sophomore and have no vet experience. Last year I dual enrolled full-time, but I had a lot of classes and had a hard time keeping up. I also couldn't drive. Anyway, what's considered a solid amount of hours? How many hours do pre-vet students typically work a year? How do I...
  7. Lupin21

    VMCAS Questions and Rants c/o 2023

    Please post all your VMCAS questions and rants here for ease of finding information for the 2018 application cycle. Good luck all!! ETA For questions redirected to VMCAS: VMCAS Customer Service (Help with the application): 617-612-2884 or [email protected]
  8. S

    Looking for Some Advice

    Howdy, I am currently finishing up my non-science undergrad at Texas A&M. I have decided that I want to pursue vet school in the future but have been told once I graduate that it will be difficult to take the genetics and biochemistry courses. I heave seen on here that many people go to...
  9. SquirrelSam

    Quality of animal experience

    Does anyone know how vet schools look at animal and vet experience? I have over 1500 hours working with various wildlife rehabilitation centres supervised by RVTs. According to the definition of veterinary experience, none of these hours would count as vet hours because there was no supervising...
  10. P

    St Matthews University SVM

    Just wondering from some people who interviewed with SMU-SVUM what kind of questions they were asked and how the skype interview process was? My interview is this coming Friday
  11. M

    High school pre vet help

    I'm pretty new to this website but I was hoping maybe some of you guys could give me some advice! I am a high school sophomore and I am very interested in going to vet school. I am lucky enough to have a program at my school that allows me to start college classes in the fall so that I can...
  12. C

    Can I get experience from another country?

    I live in a really small border town, and there are no vet clinics. For volunteer work, I applied in a vet clinic in the nearest town. However, I come from México, I live really close by, and I go there very often. In the border town of México, there is a zoo, a variety of vet clinics, and many...
  13. B

    Toxic job

    I need some advice on how to handle quitting a vet assistant job I got at the beginning of November. The doctor that owns and manages the practice, knows the doctor that I also work for as a kennel technician. Some information about what has been going on: I originally reached out the clinic...
  14. B

    How much is GPA considered

    I'm a current undergrad sophomore that has had a rough couple of quarters causing my GPA to take a nosedive. I currently have a 3.11 after receiving a C in gen chem over the summer which brought my 3.5 down to a 3.2 and this quarter received a C+ in physics and a C in calculus, I've learned my...
  15. M

    Recent Graduate thinking about becoming a Vet

    I graduated last December with a BS in Integrative Studies (Journalism, Hospitality, Sociology) from UNT. I really didn't know what I wanted to do so I spent 4 years being lost. The only pre-reqs I have is bio 1 & 2. When I graduated high school I went to TAMU to pursue this career but things...
  16. Manders221

    Should I get an associates degree?

    Hello, This is my first time posting here, for the past month or so I've absorbed as much information from this forum as I can get my hands on. My mind is still jumbled and I could use the advice of people who have gone through the application process... so here goes my long post Last year I...
  17. D

    I need help/advice..

    Okay so I'm currently in community college because I dropped out of high school and got my GED. I have 12 credits completed so far since this next semester begins my 2nd year. I'm hoping to transfer after this next year and go to either a 4-year college or University for Pre-Vet because I want...
  18. arm18

    High School Senior in Need of Advice From Veterinarians or Pre-Vets

    Hi! I'm a rising senior (and new to this site so I apologize if I'm being annoying) and I would really love advice. I want to be a veterinarian, so I was planning on majoring in Animal Science (does it matter if I major in Zoology or Animal Science?) but my mom wants me to major in Biology to...
  19. jtom

    What are my chances?

    Hey guys I was wondering if you could give me any advice on how to improve my application for this cycle. I am a non traditional student and had to take a few pre-reqs to be considered last year. I applied last year and got interviewed and waitlisted at tennessee and also waitlisted at UF...
  20. S

    Ubc or Usask

    Hello everyone! I was just wondering if anyone could give me any advice on schools to do my undergrad at? I've been accepted to both UBC and USask and have been seriously considering both of them. Ubc is close to home and has a great reputation, whereas the University of Saskatchewan is two...
  21. awkequestrian

    Freshman Working in a Vet Clinic

    Hi Everyone! I'm kind of new to posting in these forums, so I'm sorry if this question has been discussed before. I'm currently about to complete my first year of undergrad as a pre vet major, and I'm trying to get as much experience as I can before vet school. I have this amazing opportunity...
  22. tbirdd123

    Animal Nutrition Advice

    Hey guys! I'm applying this upcoming cycle and looking to take Animal Nutrition for NCSU's prereq requirements. I was wondering if anyone had advice on which school to the take the course online through (and cheapest?). I've heard good things about Purdue, but also seems to be on the pricier...
  23. Armyhealth

    Army Veterinary Corps Health Professional Scholarship Program

    I wanted to make a separate thread on the VC HPSP because I get so many questions about it. So here is the blurb from the official 2017 program guide- Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) Provides a 3 year scholarship for students enrolled in an AVMA accredited DVM or VMD program...
  24. npag456

    Is Organic Ruining My Chances for Vet School? Do I Take The Fail or a W?

    I went to SUNY Oswego for 2 years as a Zoology major, and I have transferred to SUNY Stony Brook in Fall 2016. Since Stony Brook only accepts C and higher, my organic chemistry 2 grade did not get transferred over. So, as a result, I am retaking it and struggling very badly. Here are my chem...
  25. A

    Am I delusional at this point?

    I am in my 4th year of undergrad and I'm still Pre Vet. When ilI tell people that I am still Pre Vet, they have a questionable look in their eyes, like I shouldn't be pre vet. Why? Well, I've retaken the entire gen chem series, have recieved mediocre grades in major classes, and I am...
  26. Nekrom

    How to ask for vet shadowing/volunteering? / Opportunities near NYC?

    Hi guys! :):):) I know this question gets asked a lot here but I still need some help getting vet experience. I'm a little late to the party to the whole thing (college sophomore) so I am quite eager to get those vet experience hours. I have been following the advice in the old threads on this...
  27. RedLauren

    Funny quotes from "less informed" pre-vets

    I saw a thread like this in another part of SDN and could not help but think how relevant it is to those of us that are pre-veterinary. Because many of us are playing the waiting game right now, and we need something to lighten our spirits I'll go first. A nice girl in my o chem lab last year...
  28. F

    How many hours of vet/animal experience do you have?

    I recently decided I want to start pre-veterinary medicine in January. I looked at qualifications to be accepted into vet school and hours/experience was one of them. I recently got a job at a pet hotel/daycare/spa center. What makes me nervous is, it's not a vet setting. This is my first job...
  29. P

    applying to vet school as a post-bac

    I am submitting my application (I little tight on time yes I know) and just want a little input, maybe even peace of mind. I graduated 4 years ago with a BFA in photography, decided recently that I wanted to be an equine veterinarian. I started taking classes last fall. I have two more classes...
  30. pawbri

    University of Saskatchewan?

    Hi all, Im a Minnesota girl looking for vet schools to apply to next year. I'm looking into the University of Saskatchewan. It is out of the states, yes, but it is SO cheap! I realize Canadian universities are all cheap, but if the largest burden of vet school is its economic constraints, why...
  31. M

    Help picking major!!

    Hi!! I'm still in high school, but I know I want to pursue a career with animals. I'm not sure if I should become a zoo veterinarian or a wildlife biologist. I know they're both very different careers, and since I was little I've wanted to be a zoo vet, however now that I'm getting older I want...
  32. tuesday2019

    HELP: Vet Tech & Pre-Vet

    I'm currently a Sophomore Pre-Vet student that attends a private, four-year college with an extremely high tuition. I have been looking for ways to for school, make headway on some of my student loans, and support myself in the future. There is an online program through Penn Foster for Vet Tech...
  33. M

    Worried about vet school

    Hi all, I am a student at Rutgers University and I am applying to vet school this year. I had a shaky start with college but built myself up to a 3.4 GPA with a 3.8 last 45 credit semester. I just took my GREs and got a 155 (68%) V 161 (79%) Q and 5.0/6.0 (93%) on the essay. I definitely have...
  34. I

    VMCAS Explanation Statement

    Hello! I was wondering how heavily the explanation statement will be weighed on the VMCAS website. I had significant health issues through my early years at college leading to an open heart surgery and serious post op complications that lasted a year and a half after. After my surgery I went...
  35. S

    HELP summer health internship/or neuro research

    Hi! I've never posted before so I'm not sure if I'm in the right place. I'm a junior at Princeton and was not pre-med or pre-vet until this year (so I'll need to do a post-bac). For this summer, I have a neuroscience research internship at Princeton (not health related) and also a pediatric...
  36. D

    Cheaper Undergrad vs Network

    I'm a high school senior looking for where to spend my next 4 years, and now I'm not sure where to go. At first I considered doing the Early Entry Program at Mississippi State and be fine with the student debt (because pre-acceptance to vet school is hard to get). After I got rejected, I now...
  37. csequine

    Minors that look good on application?

    Hey all, I'm approaching the end of my first year of my undergrad, but I took 36 credits of college courses in high school, so I "could be" a full year ahead. However, since a lot of my science courses have to be taken consecutively, there's basically no way I'm going to be able to graduate with...
  38. cdoconn

    Good GRE Score?

    So... I got my GRE scores back, and I'm trying to understand them, so I guess I'm just curious, what is a "competitive" GRE score? I'm trying to see if I need to retake them- and most of the vet admissions websites are vague about their scores.
  39. VulneraSanentura

    Off the waitlist: Vet med 2016

    Can't find one for this year, and I'd like to see how it works out for everyone! I got waitlisted by Mizzou and Illinois, haven't heard anything from either (though U of I just sent out their initial acceptance/waitlist letters, so that's not surprising). How's the waitlist purgatory going for...