My fiance is interested in reapplying to veterinary school in a year, and I am hoping that some successful recent applicants might have some ideas on how to improve her application. She finished undergrad with a B.S in Ecology, Evolution and Animal Behavior with a 3.3 GPA. She worked for four years in a veterinary clinic (small animal and exotics) as an animal care assistant (averaging probably 20 hours/week), completed a large research project on bovine ovulation, and volunteered for approx. six months at the Minnesota State Zoo, working at several stations there. She applied for entrance following her senior year with a GRE score that probably placed her in the 70th percentile or so. She applied fairly late in the cycle from what I can understand...turning in her apps in September or October, as she was taking the GRE around that time. She only applied to 3-4 schools, including Wisconsin, in which she is a resident. She then completed a 2 year accredited vet tech program, earning a 3.98 GPA there and finishing in the top of her class. She is currently working on getting certified in this field, and will work as a tech full-time for the next two years before (hopefully) attending vet school. What steps could she take to increase her chances next year? We've already decided that her first priority should be to raise her GRE score by studying extensively for the next several months. She's also interested in being a large animal vet, so we thought shadowing such a vet would be a good idea. She also hopes to do some more volunteer work over the next year, but she is unsure if she will do more animal volunteering. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated--she has so much desire and ability for this field, the thought of her not fulfilling this dream just sickens me!