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Hi guys,

As I have graduated from undergrad, I no longer have the advice of my pre health advisor, so please help.

I am planning on applying to AVMA accredited schools OUTSIDE the US (I have heard it is a little easier to get in). Does anyone know about the acceptance rates, pre-requisites, etc. I have the links below as resources, however would like to know my odds of getting in.

https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Colleges/Documents/colleges_accredited.pdf

http://www.aavmc.org/data/files/vmcas/prerequisite_chart_2013.pdf

http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2016/veterinary-science

If you think of any other advise, tips, motivational stories, or warnings please let me know!

Thanks!
 

CalliopeDVM

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Hi guys,

As I have graduated from undergrad, I no longer have the advice of my pre health advisor, so please help.

I am planning on applying to AVMA accredited schools OUTSIDE the US (I have heard it is a little easier to get in). Does anyone know about the acceptance rates, pre-requisites, etc. I have the links below as resources, however would like to know my odds of getting in.

https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Colleges/Documents/colleges_accredited.pdf

http://www.aavmc.org/data/files/vmcas/prerequisite_chart_2013.pdf

http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2016/veterinary-science

If you think of any other advise, tips, motivational stories, or warnings please let me know!

Thanks!
Ross (and maybe SGU) has a reputation for accepting many more students than they graduate, so take that into consideration if you're thinking of applying there. Their attrition rate is estimated to be 10 x that in US and Canadian schools, though they don't specifically advertise it. They may be easier to get accepted, but that might just mean that they're harder to get through.

Don't bother with that second link -- it's way out of date. I would recommend you look at the schools individual websites for information.

Remember to take into account the effect of living somewhere different, where traveling home will be expensive and time-consuming. To some people it won't matter and will be a great adventure; to others it will matter a lot. And life in the Caribbean (if you choose to go there) will be very different than life in England or Australia. And, obviously, keep in mind the language of instruction - although there are AVMA accredited schools in Mexico and France, for instance, they're not taught in English.

Good luck
 

jmo1012

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Ross (and maybe SGU) has a reputation for accepting many more students than they graduate, so take that into consideration if you're thinking of applying there. Their attrition rate is estimated to be 10 x that in US and Canadian schools, though they don't specifically advertise it. They may be easier to get accepted, but that might just mean that they're harder to get through.

Don't bother with that second link -- it's way out of date. I would recommend you look at the schools individual websites for information.

Remember to take into account the effect of living somewhere different, where traveling home will be expensive and time-consuming. To some people it won't matter and will be a great adventure; to others it will matter a lot. And life in the Caribbean (if you choose to go there) will be very different than life in England or Australia. And, obviously, keep in mind the language of instruction - although there are AVMA accredited schools in Mexico and France, for instance, they're not taught in English.

Good luck
SGU doesn't have a high attrition rate, we don't lose more than a couple people tops per year. Our program was not designed to "weed out the weak" per say.