1. N

    Help! My recommender wants a resume?

    I recently asked one of the veterinarians I work with for a letter of recommendation. She said she would be happy to and she thinks I would make a great vet, so I’m confident that her letter is going to be great, however she asked me to send her my resume. What am I supposed to put on this...
  2. K

    Anyone have a comprehensive list of Holistic Schools?

    Hey everyone, I hope you're doing well! I'm currently in the process of researching vet schools and was wondering if anyone has a comprehensive list of schools that are known for their holistic application approach. I'm particularly interested in programs that consider various aspects beyond...
  3. nicole120

    masters degree

    Any thoughts on masters degree before vet school? i am debating an island schools as well but i dont want to leave the US. I have already got denied one cycle but i dont want to give up :(
  4. A

    WAMC - Non-trad first time applicant

    Hey, everyone! I'm a non-traditional student applying for the first time. My plan in college was to become a chemist for the Air Force, but the Air Force had other plans for me as a program manager. Even though program management wasn't my cup of tea, I'm much more confident in what I want in...
  5. MintyMoose

    Reusing essays - good idea during reapplying?

    Hi all, I applied this cycle to a few schools but unfortunately did not get in. Therefore, I will be reapplying this cycle to mostly the same schools. I have contacted the schools and the vast majority of them have remarked that my GPA is my reason for not getting an admittance offer. Since I...
  6. crichard

    Reapplying- Personal Statement

    So I am currently waitlisted, but trying to prepare myself for re-applying this cycle. With that being said, I worked very hard on my personal statement last cycle. Would it be frowned upon to use it again? I plan to write new responses to all of the individual essays of course, but wasn't sure...
  7. battie

    VMCAS Questions and Rants c/o 2028

    The cycle has opened for the class of 2028 and below is the obligatory unsolicited advice post that is necessary every year. These points are based on the most common questions that seem to roll around every year. 1. Consider yourself rejected until you receive an acceptance. As such, do not...
  8. gloworms

    NEW MEMBER - feeling lost, seeking advice

    Hi everyone, I am new to SDN and am super excited to have discovered a whole community of people to connect with! I am a 22 year old (23 in a few days!) undergrad gradate with a BS in Animal Science and currently going into year 2 of my gap period after graduating.. I transferred to University...
  9. PlumPoppy

    VMCAS Questions and Rants c/o 2027

    I haven't seen a thread for this application cycle yet, so I figured I'd start one! 3rd time starting the application, but my first time applying! Super excited but nervous. I have this burning question in my mind, and I haven't seen any answers on here or school websites. Does anyone know how...
  10. C

    Mississippi State CVM c/o 2027

    Hey y’all! First time OOS applicant to MSU. Didn’t see a thread started yet so I thought I would make one! Good luck everyone!
  11. D

    2027 Personal Statement Readers

    Someone over in the VMCAS Questions and Rants thread recently posted that there hadn't been a Personal Statement Readers thread created for this current application cycle yet, so I figured that I'd go ahead and do that while it's on my mind. Since VMCAS now opens up in January, that means...
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  13. alexisxdawn

    VMCAS Explanation Essay

    Hey all! I'm Alexis, 23 y/o female, Florida resident, first-gen low-income first-time applicant, Stetson University C/O 2020 B.S. Biology, minor in Chemistry. I know I want to apply to University of Florida (in-state), but I'm not sure where else would be smart to apply to... but that's a...
  14. mlroper

    Using Music as experiences?

    Hello all, I was hoping for some advice. I’m applying for my first cycle this year for veterinary schools and have been struggling with my “experiences” section. I’ve always wanted to be a vet, but in high school I was very into music performance and was in every ensemble group you can imagine...
  15. L

    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...
  16. 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...
  17. Rhetrick19

    WAMC: Applying this cycle

    Hi all :). I just finished up my application and I’m looking for some feedback before I submit it. In early July I ruptured a tendon in my ankle and am currently awaiting surgery. I was put in a boot and on crutches, so I had to cut down my work schedule along with shadowing. I put this in my...
  18. L

    WAMC: Applying next year for class of 2026!

    Hi everyone! I am starting my junior year in undergrad and I will be applying to vet school next fall for the class of 2026! Below are my stats and some info about me, please feel free to offer any advice or suggestions that you think would make my application stronger! I just finished Organic...
  19. Rhetrick19

    WAMC: K-State hopeful

    Hi! I’m applying to vet school this cycle and feeling really anxious about it. This is my first time and I’m wanting some advice on my application. Right now I’m applying to Iowa (IS), kansas, colorado, and Illinois. I really love Kansas and am hoping for some insight particularly on my chances...
  20. BigCats

    VMCAS Questions and Rants c/o 2025

    Happy "VMCAS is open four months early" day, y'all :) Post your VMCAS questions and rants here for the 2020-2021 cycle! Good luck to everyone who's still waiting to hear back from schools and good luck to everyone applying this new cycle! VMCAS Customer Service (Help with the application)...
  21. scs589

    What are my chances?

    Hey guys! Just looking for honest opinions on chances. Alabama resident, Mississippi state grad Applying to MSUCVM AND AUCVM Cum. GPA: 4.0 Science gpa: 4.0 Degrees: Will have a BS in Animal and Dairy science with a minor in chemistry (Still have physics left) Have held a full time job...
  22. GizmoDartboardScene

    Evaluators/LOR: have i goofed up?

    I am in a bit of a tricky situation and would like some advice. I already have 3 evaluators who I recently found out will write me excellent evaluations. However, I asked 2 additional evaluators just in case as back-up. Unfortunately, these 2 additional evaluators... I am not sure what kind of...
  23. Lupin21

    VMCAS Questions and Rants c/o 2024

    Guess I'll go ahead and get this thread going a few days early. Please post all your VMCAS questions and rants here for ease of finding information for the 2019 application cycle. Good luck all!! For questions redirected to VMCAS: VMCAS Customer Service (Help with the application)...
  24. L

    How much is enough for Veterinary Hours???

    Hello! I’m new to this website but glad I found it. I am currently a Junior in College and I’m planning to apply for the upcoming cycle for veterinary school this year but I need advice on how important is how many veterinary hours on the application is? I currently have 42 vet hours due to...
  25. 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...
  26. Pistachio556

    Cornell c/o 2023 applicants

    Hello all! Struggling on some of the supplemental essays... Having a hard time with the significant impact and odds against me situation ones. It’s suprisingly hard to think of responses Wondering if anyone else could shed some light on what they wrote about
  27. hopeful_vet2026

    Working on VMCA app...looking for advice!

    Hello! I am currently working on my first cycle application to 2 different programs and have some questions, would love some advice, just to feel like I'm submitting the best application that I can. Here is some info about me: I'm a non-traditional student (a 32 year old mother of 2) who has...
  28. 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]
  29. TwentySixDeer

    Character/word limit for essay questions in VMCAS?

    Hi, recently saw that the VMCAS apps changed to three essays in the last cycle. I am assuming this will be the same format of personal statements for the upcoming cycle. The three essays stated underneath them "0/1000" if nothing has been typed into them yet. Is this referring to characters or...
  30. S

    ELORs for RVC

    Hey guys, I need some advice on how to move forward with eLORs. I can't find a similar question anywhere in the forum history so I apologize in advance if this is a repetitive topic. Last year I applied to four universities in the UK through UCAS, which requires work experience to be documented...
  31. FrostySparrow

    Application - Prereqs

    Good afternoon everyone!! I've been working on my VMCAS application since it opened up in May, only to find out the main school I was applying to recently added biochem as a prereq. I'm enrolled for Ochem 1 this fall and Ochem 2 in the spring (to which I will be adding principles of biochem to...
  32. S

    VMCAS c/o 2022

    Any questions/concerns/ranting about VMCAS **for the class of 2022. I obviously need to work on rereading what I wrote before I hit enter.
  33. E

    Question about placing Honors Program on VMCAS Application

    Hello. In my freshman year of undergrad, I applied to the Honors program at my school and was accepted. I stayed in the program for 2 years and then left (by not completing the requirements of enrolling in 2 honors courses per year because the honors courses were not related to my major and took...
  34. MotoMadchen

    Hobbies as Extracurricular Activities on VMCAS

    I've decided that I'll be listing some of my hobbies under extracurricular activities in Experiences. However, I'm unsure what to put under "Organization" for some entries. For example, I've taken piano lessons for many years and listed the teacher/studio I studied under. But I've also been...
  35. StinaBee

    VMCAS question: Media Coverage

    Hey guys! I am working on the grueling work of inputting all experiences/achievements since High School, and I am curious what are the opinions on including media coverage. I was in a number of local news articles for my UG research on honeybees and some other service work, but I don't know...
  36. 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...
  37. S

    Repeated Course

    Does anyone know how vmcas uses repreated courses when calculating gpa? Like do they average the grades together or do they take the highest grade or does it depend on which school you apply to?
  38. sheltermed

    VMCAS Explanation Statement format

    Hello! I have a question about the VMCAS Explanation Statement section. Are we to write this like another essay? Or is something short (as possible) and sweet acceptable? If you have past [preferably successful] experience with this, please let me know how you wrote it! Thank you :)