Elkhart

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Since VMCAS opened back in January for this current cycle, that means there's much more time available for applicants to have their essays read/reviewed/edited than in previous years. Much more time to polish things up and make them as perfect as possible. :)

To applicants: You can send a PM regarding your essays to any of the members on the Current Readers list! Just the click the mail icon next to your username on the top right navigation bar/menu, and select "Start a new conversation". Then, type the username(s) of the reader(s) who you'd like to utilize in the Recipients box.

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CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).
 
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EngrSC

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Jul 25, 2012
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Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.
 
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sheltermed

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Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.
 
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JJ Bittenbinder

c/o 2024
Apr 24, 2019
360
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Pre-Veterinary
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Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!
 

finnickthedog

Michigan State c/o 2021
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Oct 14, 2014
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CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.
 

WonderingStudent

c/o 2024
2+ Year Member
Dec 6, 2017
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Earth
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Pre-Veterinary
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CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!
 
Jun 15, 2019
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Pre-Veterinary
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Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice
 

that redhead

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Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.
 

cdo96

I hover quickly
2+ Year Member
Jan 19, 2016
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I’m sorry, what? 2025?? :scared:
 
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AdognameIndy

c/o of 2025??
Dec 12, 2019
16
22
Status
Pre-Veterinary
I would just like to thank everyone who is offering up their time to read personal statements! I am applying this cycle and I am extremely nervous not with applying but trying to find feedback with personal statements. I am nervous to ask people who are close to me to read my personal statements because not only am I horrible at writing essays, but I am scared of any judgment that could happen. Even though I might not get in, this website is truly GODSEND and every person here is supportive and helpful!
 
Sep 27, 2019
17
41
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Pre-Veterinary
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CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!
 

cdo96

I hover quickly
2+ Year Member
Jan 19, 2016
11,370
18,403
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Veterinary Student
Those applying next cycle would be class of 2025 ☺
She knows; she’s a third year student and time just flies by so, so fast while you’re in vet school.

I had the same expression of disbelief with this last cycle being for the c/o 2024... by the time that that class enters vet school this year, I would have graduated with a DVM. Craziness.
time fies SO FAST and also not at all!!! Vet school is this weird paradox that most scientists cannot explain.
 
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marilee

5+ Year Member
Apr 16, 2015
10
34
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CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.
 

blueheeler

Texas A&M c/o 2024!!! :o
Mar 31, 2019
217
261
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CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.
 

Lupin21

Do Not Disturb
Staff member
Moderator
Gold Donor
7+ Year Member
Jun 21, 2012
13,491
16,651
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Love to the ‘24 class for passing on the help!!
 

biomajor2019

c/o 2025 hopeful :)
2+ Year Member
Jan 12, 2018
44
22
Status
Pre-Veterinary
As a Class of 2025 applicant, I want to give a huge THANK YOU to proof readers for this cycle for taking your time to help us hopefuls! I look forward to reaching out to a few of you to assist with my essays, in the coming weeks! :)
 

Lisagk

Michigan State University c/o 2024
Nov 21, 2019
166
261
Status
Pre-Veterinary
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Username | Vet student/Pre-vet/Veterinarian/whatever | Focus on grammar/readability/content, etc. | Any other pertinent info


CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too
 

WildZoo

Illegal in all 50, Unlynchable Wolf
Gold Donor
7+ Year Member
Apr 18, 2013
50,560
73,365
The doll factory
Status
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3) Remove the quote tags.
4) If you are unable to read any more personal statements, please come back and remove your name from the list.

Example:
Username | Vet student/Pre-vet/Veterinarian/whatever | Focus on grammar/readability/content, etc. | Any other pertinent info


CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too

WildZoo | c/o 2020 | I suddenly find myself with more free time than usual...I have a degree in writing and have helped many applicants with their personal statements in prior years. I also participated as an interviewer this past application cycle for my school, so have some perspective from the other side of the table on how these essays are received. Happy to help at any stage in the writing process, as well as through multiple revisions.
 
Feb 10, 2020
28
28
Australia
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Veterinarian
This is such a great resource, what an awesome little community here. I unfortunately don't think I am much help as writing is not my strong point - however I might be looking for something similar when it comes to writing my new personal statement for residency application/match. So I might reach out and see if anyone might be able to help one I start putting that together for this year!
 

Monty0526

MSU CVM c/o 2024
Dec 7, 2018
56
93
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CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too

WildZoo | c/o 2020 | I suddenly find myself with more free time than usual...I have a degree in writing and have helped many applicants with their personal statements in prior years. I also participated as an interviewer this past application cycle for my school, so have some perspective from the other side of the table on how these essays are received. Happy to help at any stage in the writing process, as well as through multiple revisions.

Monty0526 | c/o 2024 | I am happy to help with any stage in the writing process but will be most helpful with narrative flow and helping you cut off unnecessary fluff.


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Vet2022-20224

OkState c/o 2023
2+ Year Member
Feb 16, 2018
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CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too

WildZoo | c/o 2020 | I suddenly find myself with more free time than usual...I have a degree in writing and have helped many applicants with their personal statements in prior years. I also participated as an interviewer this past application cycle for my school, so have some perspective from the other side of the table on how these essays are received. Happy to help at any stage in the writing process, as well as through multiple revisions.

Monty0526 | c/o 2024 | I am happy to help with any stage in the writing process but will be most helpful with narrative flow and helping you cut off unnecessary fluff.

Vet2022-20224| c/o 2023| I'd love to help bring out your uniqueness and what you can offer the profession. I can help with general flow and grammar too. Final proof reading is not my strength, but I can try my best to help at all stages of your writing. I helped quite a handful of people last year as well!
 

cbucks

Tufts c/o 2023!
2+ Year Member
Oct 2, 2017
148
412
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CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | c/o 2024 | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too

WildZoo | c/o 2020 | I suddenly find myself with more free time than usual...I have a degree in writing and have helped many applicants with their personal statements in prior years. I also participated as an interviewer this past application cycle for my school, so have some perspective from the other side of the table on how these essays are received. Happy to help at any stage in the writing process, as well as through multiple revisions.

Monty0526 | c/o 2024 | I am happy to help with any stage in the writing process but will be most helpful with narrative flow and helping you cut off unnecessary fluff.

Vet2022-20224| c/o 2023| I'd love to help bring out your uniqueness and what you can offer the profession. I can help with general flow and grammar too. Final proof reading is not my strength, but I can try my best to help at all stages of your writing. I helped quite a handful of people last year as well!

cbucks | c/o 2023 | I can help with any stage, but I'll probably be most helpful with figuring out the overall flow or thinking of ideas to talk about in your essays!
 

sheltermed

omg idk
Gold Donor
7+ Year Member
Jan 11, 2013
2,734
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I have nothing to do today and tomorrow so I wanted to solicit more essays by bumping this thread and also updating my entry 1:) -- having a lot of fun working on these with you guys!


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3) Remove the quote tags.
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Example:
Username | Vet student/Pre-vet/Veterinarian/whatever | Focus on grammar/readability/content, etc. | Any other pertinent info


CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | DVM/PhD c/o idk | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well. Seemingly good at cutting essays down to that 2000 characters.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too

WildZoo | c/o 2020 | I suddenly find myself with more free time than usual...I have a degree in writing and have helped many applicants with their personal statements in prior years. I also participated as an interviewer this past application cycle for my school, so have some perspective from the other side of the table on how these essays are received. Happy to help at any stage in the writing process, as well as through multiple revisions.

Monty0526 | c/o 2024 | I am happy to help with any stage in the writing process but will be most helpful with narrative flow and helping you cut off unnecessary fluff.

Vet2022-20224| c/o 2023| I'd love to help bring out your uniqueness and what you can offer the profession. I can help with general flow and grammar too. Final proof reading is not my strength, but I can try my best to help at all stages of your writing. I helped quite a handful of people last year as well!

cbucks | c/o 2023 | I can help with any stage, but I'll probably be most helpful with figuring out the overall flow or thinking of ideas to talk about in your essays!
 
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Nov 1, 2019
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Hi Sheltermed! I’m at the early stage of getting my essays together. It’s been a rough spring. I had emergency surgery and now lined up for another surgery in a couple weeks. I’m going to message you right now, so that I can stay in touch, and hopefully you can help me out. You are all amazing for helping us 2025 hopefuls!

I have nothing to do today and tomorrow so I wanted to solicit more essays by bumping this thread and also updating my entry 1:) -- having a lot of fun working on these with you guys!


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3) Remove the quote tags.
4) If you are unable to read any more personal statements, please come back and remove your name from the list.

Example:
Username | Vet student/Pre-vet/Veterinarian/whatever | Focus on grammar/readability/content, etc. | Any other pertinent info


CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | DVM/PhD c/o idk | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well. Seemingly good at cutting essays down to that 2000 characters.

JJ Bittenbinder | Will be c/o 2024 | Happy to help with any part of the writing process (brainstorming, content, grammar, etc.) I was a writing tutor in undergrad and I would love to assist anyone who needs help!!

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too

WildZoo | c/o 2020 | I suddenly find myself with more free time than usual...I have a degree in writing and have helped many applicants with their personal statements in prior years. I also participated as an interviewer this past application cycle for my school, so have some perspective from the other side of the table on how these essays are received. Happy to help at any stage in the writing process, as well as through multiple revisions.

Monty0526 | c/o 2024 | I am happy to help with any stage in the writing process but will be most helpful with narrative flow and helping you cut off unnecessary fluff.

Vet2022-20224| c/o 2023| I'd love to help bring out your uniqueness and what you can offer the profession. I can help with general flow and grammar too. Final proof reading is not my strength, but I can try my best to help at all stages of your writing. I helped quite a handful of people last year as well!

cbucks | c/o 2023 | I can help with any stage, but I'll probably be most helpful with figuring out the overall flow or thinking of ideas to talk about in your essays!
 
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JJ Bittenbinder

c/o 2024
Apr 24, 2019
360
307
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I’m a bit behind on the essays sent to me recently so I’m gonna take my name off the list. Once I get through those I may be back!


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Username | Vet student/Pre-vet/Veterinarian/whatever | Focus on grammar/readability/content, etc. | Any other pertinent info


CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | DVM/PhD c/o idk | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well. Seemingly good at cutting essays down to that 2000 characters.

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too

WildZoo | c/o 2020 | I suddenly find myself with more free time than usual...I have a degree in writing and have helped many applicants with their personal statements in prior years. I also participated as an interviewer this past application cycle for my school, so have some perspective from the other side of the table on how these essays are received. Happy to help at any stage in the writing process, as well as through multiple revisions.

Monty0526 | c/o 2024 | I am happy to help with any stage in the writing process but will be most helpful with narrative flow and helping you cut off unnecessary fluff.

Vet2022-20224| c/o 2023| I'd love to help bring out your uniqueness and what you can offer the profession. I can help with general flow and grammar too. Final proof reading is not my strength, but I can try my best to help at all stages of your writing. I helped quite a handful of people last year as well!

cbucks | c/o 2023 | I can help with any stage, but I'll probably be most helpful with figuring out the overall flow or thinking of ideas to talk about in your essays!
 

sheltermed

omg idk
Gold Donor
7+ Year Member
Jan 11, 2013
2,734
3,255
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Veterinary Student
I have a fairly large backlog of essays that I have to get to (thank you for trusting me with these!!) so I'm taking myself off the list until I catch up.


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3) Remove the quote tags.
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Example:
Username | Vet student/Pre-vet/Veterinarian/whatever | Focus on grammar/readability/content, etc. | Any other pertinent info


CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too

WildZoo | c/o 2020 | I suddenly find myself with more free time than usual...I have a degree in writing and have helped many applicants with their personal statements in prior years. I also participated as an interviewer this past application cycle for my school, so have some perspective from the other side of the table on how these essays are received. Happy to help at any stage in the writing process, as well as through multiple revisions.

Monty0526 | c/o 2024 | I am happy to help with any stage in the writing process but will be most helpful with narrative flow and helping you cut off unnecessary fluff.

Vet2022-20224| c/o 2023| I'd love to help bring out your uniqueness and what you can offer the profession. I can help with general flow and grammar too. Final proof reading is not my strength, but I can try my best to help at all stages of your writing. I helped quite a handful of people last year as well!

cbucks | c/o 2023 | I can help with any stage, but I'll probably be most helpful with figuring out the overall flow or thinking of ideas to talk about in your essays!
 

mcatz22

CSU c/o 2024
Jan 29, 2020
13
27
CO
Status
Veterinary Student
Adding myself to this as my summer became way less exciting and busy than I had planned

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Username | Vet student/Pre-vet/Veterinarian/whatever | Focus on grammar/readability/content, etc. | Any other pertinent info


CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

sheltermed | DVM/PhD c/o idk | Mainly interested in helping with content; putting a unique spin on your experiences to paint a vivid picture of you as a person. Likely best as a first stop for ideas and not necessarily a final proofread. However, able to help with grammar as well. Seemingly good at cutting essays down to that 2000 characters.

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too

WildZoo | c/o 2020 | I suddenly find myself with more free time than usual...I have a degree in writing and have helped many applicants with their personal statements in prior years. I also participated as an interviewer this past application cycle for my school, so have some perspective from the other side of the table on how these essays are received. Happy to help at any stage in the writing process, as well as through multiple revisions.

Monty0526 | c/o 2024 | I am happy to help with any stage in the writing process but will be most helpful with narrative flow and helping you cut off unnecessary fluff.

Vet2022-20224| c/o 2023| I'd love to help bring out your uniqueness and what you can offer the profession. I can help with general flow and grammar too. Final proof reading is not my strength, but I can try my best to help at all stages of your writing. I helped quite a handful of people last year as well!

cbucks | c/o 2023 | I can help with any stage, but I'll probably be most helpful with figuring out the overall flow or thinking of ideas to talk about in your essays!

mcatz22 | c/o 2024 | I can help with content overall, flow, and making your personal story stand out against the others!
 

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Adding myself to this as my summer became way less exciting and busy than I had planned
it looks like you accidentally posted an older version - this is the most up to date list as of 6/29 including your addition:


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1) Quote the most recent post.
2) Add your SDN username, your credentials, and specific things you are willing to edit for (content only, grammar only, etc) under the "current readers" section. DO NOT post your email address or any other identifying and/or public information.
3) Remove the quote tags.
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CURRENT READERS
Elkhart | Former vet student (would have been c/o 2020) | I can help out with pretty much anything, but am most proficient in the nitty-gritty mechanics of writing: spelling, grammar, basic flow, sentence structure, etc. I'm probably best utilized as a final proofreader, though I'm also willing to provide pointers on how to trim the fat in your statement so that it doesn't exceed the VMCAS character limits (which is more difficult than it sounds!).

EngrSC | Soon to be vet student (c/o 2024) | I can help with the explanation statement, both content and grammar.

finnickthedog | c/o 2021 | Can help at any stage of the process, just let me know what you'd like me to focus on. My responses may be slow since I'm on clinics, but I expect I'll at least have time most weekends to look over an essay or two. If I get too busy, I'll take my name off.

WonderingStudent | c/o 2024 | My default is grammar focus but if you need anything else (content, brainstorming, etc) let me know!

elephants&cows | c/o 2024 | my strength is concise writing + using the active voice

that redhead | c/o 2015, small animal and exotics GP | I’ll read your statement and give you feedback.

ijustwanttobeavet| c/o 2024 | I’m willing to help with content and grammar. Also here to answer any questions about the process in general!

marilee | c/o 2024 | Telling compelling stories and focusing your narrative.

blueheeler | c/o 2024 | More than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process! Willing to help with the TMDSAS essays.

Lisagk | c/o 2024 | Happy to help with narrative flow, organization/structure, focusing on the main ideas and cutting out unnecessary fluff. Happy to help with and talk about any part of the application process too

WildZoo | c/o 2020 | I suddenly find myself with more free time than usual...I have a degree in writing and have helped many applicants with their personal statements in prior years. I also participated as an interviewer this past application cycle for my school, so have some perspective from the other side of the table on how these essays are received. Happy to help at any stage in the writing process, as well as through multiple revisions.

Monty0526 | c/o 2024 | I am happy to help with any stage in the writing process but will be most helpful with narrative flow and helping you cut off unnecessary fluff.

Vet2022-20224| c/o 2023| I'd love to help bring out your uniqueness and what you can offer the profession. I can help with general flow and grammar too. Final proof reading is not my strength, but I can try my best to help at all stages of your writing. I helped quite a handful of people last year as well!

cbucks | c/o 2023 | I can help with any stage, but I'll probably be most helpful with figuring out the overall flow or thinking of ideas to talk about in your essays!

mcatz22 | c/o 2024 | I can help with content overall, flow, and making your personal story stand out against the others!
 
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