pre-veterinary

  1. nemmalie

    Which position should I take to best improve my chances?

    Hello, I am only just beginning my journey towards applying to vet school. I'm preparing to leave my current career (Environmental consultant) and have been looking for jobs in the veterinary field. Before I can apply, I'll have to go back to school to fulfill some prerequisites and get...
  2. J

    WAMC: OSU?

    Hello, I'm currently a 22 year old undergrad in my last semester hoping to apply for the 2021-2022 cycle. I'm applying this year because I needed the gap year to continue gaining more experience and saving up for the transition. I plan on only applying to OSU, maybe Ross (they partner with my...
  3. E

    Help, current vet school applicant and nervous about applying!

    Hi Everyone!! I'm a current applicant and starting to second guess applying this year. My GPA is around 3.4 overall, but hoping to be closer to a 3.5 after this semester. My last 45 credit hour GPA will be 3.8. I have over 1,000 hours of equine veterinary experience from a summer internship, a...
  4. C

    UPenn or wait?

    So I have just been accepted to University of Pennsylvania Vet school! I am so excited and honored, but the thing is I am having a hard time with the price. I am in a bit of a hard place because I was rejected from everywhere else and got waitlisted at VA-MD. I am toying with two options: go to...
  5. bird.nerd

    2026 Personal Statement Readers!

    I figured I would copy and paste this from last year because this really helped me last year when perfecting my essays as a second time applicant! :) Since VMCAS opened back in January for this current cycle, that means there's much more time available for applicants to have their essays...
  6. carlyrsmith

    Looking for advice from second time applicants for vet school!

    Hi everyone! I was looking for advice from anyone who has applied for vet school more than one time. I'm a nontraditional student who has been in the field since 2008 (I'm 28), and I have a BA in theatre (2017) and my RVT license. I have a truckload of experience but a science GPA of 3.2, a...
  7. snowtzu821

    WAMC c/o 2025

    Hi! So, I was planning on applying to vet school this cycle but I have been getting rather discouraged at my lack of variety of experience. I’m a Nevada resident hoping to apply for WICHE (if it doesn’t get defunded). I was hoping to apply to the WICHE schools (CSU, Oregon, WSU, and Midwestern)...
  8. Dana_May_B

    WAMC? High GPA/Low Experience Hours

    Hello! I am currently a sophomore in college and I am on track to graduate a year early (spring 2021) so I am applying to vet school this summer. I have two advisors giving me different opinions on my chances at certain vet schools, one says I need to apply to 9 different vet schools because my...
  9. U

    Looking for some inspiration, or perhaps the cold hard truth.

    Hello everyone, I feel a bit awkward voicing this to an online forum, but I feel like the only advise that will calm my anxieties would be from other pre-vet students, or current veterinary students/veterinarians. I'm currently an incoming senior biology major, and my lifelong dream has been to...
  10. Histologylover

    Applying With No Animal Experience

    Hello! I am currently a senior looking to apply to vet school in hopes of becoming a vet pathologist afterwards. I think my stats are pretty good other than having no animal experience. I have a 3.8 cGPA, 4.0 sGPA, and 4.0 GPA over the last 3 semesters. I am taking the GRE soon and my practice...
  11. L

    Advice for a freshman in undergrad?

    Hi everyone! I’m finishing up the second semester of my freshman year of undergraduate as a pre-veterinary major and it seems like it has flown by! Although I have gotten good grades and gotten involved in many extracurriculars this year, I am often left wondering if I am doing enough to stand...
  12. Nova11Athena

    Vet school‘s that don’t look at science gpa

    Do y’all know what schools don’t consider overall science gpa. What schools just look at their required course for science grades? My science gpa overall is horrendous. Also, what schools are leaning more towards experience than gpa?
  13. L

    Freshman year of undergraduate and stressed about grades

    Hi everyone! I'm currently a second semester freshman majoring in pre-veterinary sciences and have a few questions about undergraduate grades. First semester was great and I made a 3.75 GPA, I was a member of pre-vet club and was very optimistic about going to vet school. I've always had very...
  14. doctor-who

    Waitlist c/o 2023

    Starting this off as a continuation of last year's thread so we can post where we're waitlisted, what number rank we are, and what schools we have yet to hear from. And to update each other when people start getting pulled off the waitlist! I'm an alternate at Western (no number rank) and...
  15. KitKatDVM

    Cornell vs UC-Davis: Dairy and Food Animal

    Hi everybody! I'm a senior animal science student with a deep interest in pursuing dairy production medicine. I've been accepted into both Cornell and UC-Davis c/o 2023. Now I'm struggling to choose between the two: both great schools, but can you answer some questions that might help me...
  16. snowdrift

    Applied to Vet School. Got In. Didn't Go. Med School Now?! Help, Please.

    Alright, everyone. I'm posting this over in the Pre-Med world because I want their opinions, too. I've reached what I'm calling my quarter life crisis because I'm stuck in a weird place. I'm going to be brutally honest here because I need brutally honest feedback. I was accepted to a few vet...
  17. snowdrift

    Applied to Vet School. Got In. Didn't Go. Med School Now?! Help, Please.

    Alright, everyone. I've reached what I'm calling my quarter life crisis because I'm stuck in a weird place. I'm going to be brutally honest here because I need brutally honest feedback. I was accepted to a few vet schools a few years back coming out of undergrad. Strangely enough, when I was...
  18. D

    Knocked while I'm already down (RANT/ pre-vet help?)

    I started off freshman year great. I'm a biology major. I had a 3.7 gpa first semester. Second semester rolls around, i'm in 100% science classes and a psych class, and I end up with straight C's and a cumulative gpa of 2.7. I'm SO disappointed in myself even though I did work really hard; but I...
  19. Pistachio556

    Penn Vet supplemental

    Hi all, Officially applied... now just need to do the Supplemental form. Has anyone done this already? Just curious as to what they ask on it, want to make sure I’m prepared since you can’t save/edit/re-open once you start it. Curious as to what they ask on it
  20. S

    Advice on my current situation

    I really want to go to school to be a veterinarian. My situation is as follows: I am a 27 yo female. In 2015 I graduated with a BS in Biology. This just happens to be a coincidence because I never really thought of going to school to become a vet until some time in my junior year, I just loved...
  21. A

    How many vet exp. hours do you work a year, in pre-vet

    just on average.
  22. HelloSunshine96

    WCVM/UCVM c/o 2023

    I know it's super early but I thought I'd start a thread for this upcoming application season because I'm just so excited! T-3ish months until applications start!!:p
  23. S

    Vet Health Science Major?

    Hello. I just wanted to know if it would be a bad idea to go to a school that offers a degree in vet health science and vet technology and not major in either if I might want to be a vet. I originally choose the school for this specific major but am beginning to have second thoughts due to the...
  24. thehopefulvet

    Recommendations for small animal anatomy/physiology books and resources?

    I'm taking human anatomy & physiology in my undergrad but in my current shadowing position at a veterinary surgical clinic I feel I would appreciate surgical procedures better if I had a more thorough understanding of, in my case, canine and feline anatomy and some basic physiology. I have been...
  25. Danielle Frasier

    Which Vet Schools Weight Grades Heavily?

    I applied to my IS vet school and was denied. They do not take GPA into account aside from having above a 3.0 GPA. I have veterinary and animal experience, but I guess not enough. I have a high GPA, and in the next cycle would like to apply to vet schools that are more likely to accept me. What...
  26. I

    Ross University School of Veterinarian Medicine January 2019 Class

    Hi all, I recently received my acceptance call from Ross and I have been accepted into the January class of 2023, however I will be attending in January of 2019 I was wondering if anyone else will be attending Ross University at this time, as I'd love to get in contact with some fellow...
  27. max_wildlife

    Wildlife DVM/PhD?

    Hi all, So I'm currently a Master's environmental science student with a focus on wildlife health and biology. I'm also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. I've worked as a wildlife assistant and technician in varying capacities over the past 6 years and I've racked up a lot of professional...
  28. agzs2015

    All about iPads

    Hey everyone! I will be attending Ohio State CVM in the fall and we are required to purchase an iPad Pro. I have decided that I will be purchasing the larger model (12.9"). Now I'm stumped on the accessories!!! I'm definitely purchasing the apple pencil (and Notability app). I am required to...
  29. L

    Waitlist for 2022

    Hey Everybody! Starting the Waitlist forum. Say what school you are waitlisted at. I'm waitlisted at CSU. Who else is with me? Has anyone heard how that waitlist moves? In-state vs Out-of-state? The most important when you hear let us know so everyone can celebrate with you!
  30. R

    cornell vs tufts vet school

    So i have been fortunate enough to have been accepted to Cornell (IS) and Penn and 5 other veterinary schools that i would not consider over Cornell or penn. I have an interview at Tufts next week and would have to take off two days of work to go to the interview. Is it worth it to go to the...
  31. laanamay

    University of Sydney DVM - Class of 2022

    Hey everyone! I see that there has yet to be a USyd Forum for the Class of 2022 - so here it is. Myself? I plan on attending starting February 2018 in the DVM Program at University of Sydney. I am an international student from CALIFORNIA, USA ! Looking for advice and fellow applicant...
  32. 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...
  33. WildWing

    Pre-Veterinary Ask Me Anything (AMA) Threads

    Below is a list of pre-veterinary Ask Me Anything (AMA) threads sorted by start date. Jul 4, 2016: Spinoff: I've been on SDN for 3 years, starting vet school this fall. AMA! Apr 13, 2016: Ask a first year small animal vet Mar 15, 2012: Ask an accepted veterinary student anything If you have...
  34. Zayx

    Vet or Vet Tech?

    I don't expect this to be answered quickly but I wanted to give it a chance, everyone on here seems very helpful and to know what they're talking about so hopefully I can get some help. I also apologize if this is lengthy I'm not sure where to start without living out detail I've been out of...
  35. V

    AVMA accredited schools

    So I wanted to ask because I'm not sure where I got this from but for some reason I have been under the impression that all AVMA accredited school allow you to return to practice in your resident country (for me it would be Canada). Is this true? I couldn't find info on the websites to confirm...
  36. 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...
  37. A

    Recommended Masters Programs

    Hi all, I am looking for advice on Masters programs that look great for vet school but also allows a Plan B if vet school doesn't work out. I am currently studying Animal Science in undergrad. I had a meeting with an advisor at the vet school I am interested in, and he recommended to me a...
  38. EquusObsessed

    Planning Undergraduate Courses... What to prioritize

    I have had several people tell me that this course plan for my Junior year is impossible to do without losing my mind. Unfortunately that's almost making me want to pursue it more to prove them wrong (I also had people telling me a 4.0 freshman year was impossible, and I think a 3.97 is close...
  39. lagattara

    Help!! Veterinary Experience

    Hi! I'm trying to build my resume before applying to veterinary school. I was hoping you guys would be able to recommend why type of experience I would need aside from small animal practice. Thanks!!
  40. 8

    california state board veterinary exam

    Hi there, I'm looking to take the California State Boards, and am having difficulties finding online review courses or proper study material for it. When I took the NAVLE (2 years ago) I used Zuku/Vet Prep and also attending a weekly online class for review and thought it really helped. I...