1. A

    Spay neuter externship recommendations

    Hi all! Does anyone have recommendations for externships where you can get good spay/neuter experience (especially HQHVSN)? I looked into the ASPCA spay/neuter alliance in Asheville but unfortunately all of the slots are filled up until I graduate in 2025. I am located in MA but willing to...
  2. A

    VIRMP Timeline Help

    Hi everyone, I’m a third-year veterinary student, and I’m a bit confused about the VIRMP application timeline given that there are multiple separate deadlines. I have heard that it would be beneficial to do a week-long externship at hospitals I am interested in applying to. My question is...
  3. M

    WAMC Non-Trad/Vet 3.48/522

    Hello SDN friends, Currently active duty, looking to apply in the '24 cycle. Some family health issues that have developed over the past few years have me wanting to move home to the DC/Baltimore area. This is extremely important to me. I graduated from the Naval Academy a couple of years ago...
  4. T

    What to do if you don’t think vet school is for you anymore

    I’ve been a vet student and I’m still feeling burned out and strained from that experience. I withdrew from the program in August and pretty much went straight into a different program. I can’t say that I’m extremely happy. I’m not really enjoying the courses. Over the past couple of weeks...
  5. Futuredogtorwoof

    VEG NERD ER Program

    Anyone know when we hear back about applications for the July 2024 program?
  6. C

    Feedback/advice on my stats thus far

    Hi there! I am a PA resident and incoming sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. I was just wondering if I could get any feedback/advice on what I have completed so far in my journey towards veterinary school. I have always had very big dreams of becoming a...
  7. X

    Which animal work experience should I choose?

    I am in high school, planning to apply to UK vet schools and am currently trying to get as much experience as possible. I've recently found 2 potential work experiences and both of them seem quite appealing, so I'm having trouble choosing between them. (Both non-clinical animal experiences, as...
  8. papascherbatsky

    Non-trad/Vet: Do I need an SMP?

    Hello! I am a non-trad/veteran/career changer looking for some guidance on whether I should pursue an SMP to become more competitive for CAA school. My cGPA is 3.37, and my sGPA is 3.55 (I graduated in 2020 with 58 credits from a CC and the remaining at a private university). After I left...
  9. Hopefulishvet

    WAMC c/o 2028 1st time applicant low GPA

    Hey guys! I’m 24 years old, looking to apply to vet school. I graduated in 2022 with a degree in biology. My grades are pretty bad, in between university strikes (no class for long periods of time), my grandmother dying, Hurricane maria and earthquakes… it’s been hard. So far I’m planning on...
  10. Savannahj

    St Matthews University Interviews

    Hi! I just got invited for an interview for SMU! I was wondering what experience some of you may have had either this year or in recent years?
  11. W

    Australian Vet Schools 2023

    Thought I’d start a thread for anyone who applied to any Australian vet programs to begin 2023 😊 would love to know where you applied and where you get accepted! Im a domestic student and applied to all Australian Uni’s that have Vet programs: - Sydney University (undergrad and postgrad) -...
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  13. Hannah Nelson

    Club/event fundraising

    Hello! I'm looking for ideas on club fundraising to help pay for our Gala next year. Common ones that clubs at our school do already include clothing sales (lots of them) and some other swag- glasses and water bottles, stethoscope charms/cases, and stickers. Any new/unique ideas out there?
  14. J

    Pros and cons of UF LSU Arizona and (just for fun) Cornell

    Hey all! So I haven’t even applied yet but I just want to hear more about schools. I’m applying to UF LSU Arizona and for ****s and giggles I’m applying to Cornell (though I 100% will never get in) I just want to hear from people the pros and cons of each school if you go to or went to any of them.
  15. Whatisthemeaningoflife?

    Veterinarian dreaming to go to US/canadian med school

    Hi, I am currently a final year vet student from south Asia. In the next 3 years, I will get a license to practice in North America (DVM) after passing a lot of difficult exams. However, I do not want to pursue vet med as it is not my passion and I studied it due to family pressure. I want to go...
  16. vsanc085

    WAMC c/o 2026 * need reply before 29th!

    Hi everyone! I am a first time, florida resident, traditional applicant. I have applied to Washington, Florida, Colorado, Illinois, and Cornell. My GPA is 3.33 but was calculated as a 3.2 on VMCAS. I have two repeated classes and two classes I dropped. There is a significant increase in my...
  17. S

    Vet Experience

    Hello everyone, my name is Sarah! I am a junior in college about to apply to veterinary school and I am so excited, but I have a question regarding experience for vet school. I have volunteered at this animal shelter since 2018 and decided I wanted a job in the vet department. Once I talked to...
  18. G

    Australian Veterinary Students for Mental Health

    Hey guys, I'm a third year vet student at Adelaide. A few of us have started a peer support group in conjunction with the Australian Veterinary Association. If any of you attend an Australian vet school you're more than welcome to join, here's the link: Facebook Groups Our goal is to...
  19. hopeful_vet2026

    Tennessee c/o 2026 hopefuls

    Welcome to the UTCVM applicant page for class of 2026! Good luck to everyone!!
  20. E

    WAMC lower gpa

    I’m a traditional 1st time applicant (21 years old) I will be graduating in December 2021 (a semester early) with my undergrad in Biomedical Science: Medical and Veterinary Science. My goal is to be a race track veterinarian or equine focused with sports medicine. I plan on applying to...
  21. ashcave

    HPSP for Veterinary Students

    Hello all! Is there anyone on here that has done the military HPSP to pay for vet school, or know anything about this scholarship? Is it just the Army that offers this or is it Air Force as well? And can anyone speak to the number of years of service this requires after graduation and how many...
  22. ashcave

    Incoming Veterinary Scholarships

    Hello all! Does anyone know of any vet school scholarships open to incoming students? Or any websites that could have this information? I am seeing lots of scholarships for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years but not many for first years or incoming students.
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    WAMC: Class of 2026 Hopeful!!

    South Carolina resident, 20 years old, 1st time traditional applicant Schools I plan to apply to: UGA (contract seat opportunity), Auburn, UPenn, Mississippi State (contract seat opportunity), Florida, Colorado State, Lincoln Memorial, LSU (?), Missouri, Tufts (?) Cumulative GPA: 3.75 Science...
  24. aen07

    Materials for First Year of Vet School

    Hi! Wondering if people had any suggestions for things to buy for 1st year vet med. I know the list will vary a bit between schools, but any suggestions or things that you found useful would be helpful! Thanks
  25. 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...
  26. FutureVet1995!

    American Vet feelings of having a BVM/BVMS over DVM

    Hello, So I am having mixed feelings about graduating from a vet school that's degree would not make my official title Doctor aka DVM/VMD. I'm an American who's applied to both US and UK/Irish vet schools. I plan to work in the states once I'm licensed. And I just can't help but...
  27. Eprada

    Working as a Kennel Tech

    Hi everyone! I’m new to the forum but I just wanted to know of you guys’ experience. I recently started a job as a kennel technician, and I have been feeling very under-appreciated and overworked. My shift goes like this: I have to take out approx. 27 dogs to potty, clean each kennel (with...
  28. 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...
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    Successful Applicants Stats - Class of 2023

    Starting it off a bit early, but I know some are starting to hear back so I hope this is okay. Congrats to those who have been accepted, waitlisted, and invited to interview! Please follow previous years formats: Successful Applicants Stats - Class of 2022
  30. I

    What shows leadership?

    I know that being an officer in a club or being an RA shows leadership but do personal things such as reporting and testifying against a crime count?
  31. M

    Veterinary Medicine to Medicine?

    Hi, I am a second year vet student in the UK. I have wanted to be a vet for as long as I can remember and never thought about anything else, but recently I’ve been not as enthusiastic about it. I don’t know why. I’ve also been thinking about human medicine too, which is something I wish I had...
  32. OVC2023

    Australian Schools (Sydney, Melbourne) 2020 applicants

    Hey guys! I know it's a bit early but I've begun my applications to Melbourne and Sydney so I was wondering if anyone else is going through the same process/looking to begin sometime soon! I thought this might be a good place to discuss things if we need to!
  33. jjmanutd24

    Fear of Practicing?

    Just a bit of backstory first: I`m a Veterinarian from India, I graduated in 2016 and moved to the states soon after. Recently I completed my ECFVG and NAVLE and am in the process of getting my State License. The problem : I`m scared to start practicing at a hospital. For the past 2 years Ive...
  34. sodasteve

    Should I go to Ross? or should I pursue a different path

    Hey so I was hoping I could get some advice on my current situation. I am 25 years old, and I recently got accepted into the pre vet program at Ross. I have always wanted to be a vet but unfortunately I never put in the effort when I was in college to get a high enough GPA to get accepted into a...
  35. V

    Resources for keeping up medical knowledge while not practicing?

    Hello all! I am a recent vet grad from the US and have started a PhD program, so I am not currently practicing medicine. I am looking for resources to allow me to keep up my medical knowledge and maybe get a little bit of practice in. I went through the interactive cases on dvm360, which I...
  36. PlumPoppy

    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...
  37. PenguinPal506

    Application process? v confused

    hiiii i’m new to being prevet and i was wondering how the application process was? I want to apply for the next cycle. if i applied in may 2019, what year would i start to attend vet school? and when would i take the GRE? i know this must be a silly question but i’d appreciate any help i can...
  38. X

    Dealing with the process

    Okay, I've decided to enlist in the military. I have already taken my asvab, but as you know today is labor day and all the military recruiting offices are closed. I've decided to join the military ( which branch Air force or Army?) . I'll be 24. Before I ask any questions I have about 30...
  39. V

    international vet schools

    Hi, I am an international student, in college in the US at the moment. I would like to keep my options open as to where I would like to work after completing my degree in vet med (US or Europe). Is there an advantage to choosing an international vet school (eg Glasgow)? Or does a degree from a...
  40. A

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

    just on average.