Ive always kinda heard the magic number for experience hours is 1000. As far as animal health/veterinary hours, I will have just over 900 when I have decided to set as my deadline (Sept 1). Every one of those hours will be directly under a veterinarian and should break down about as follows: 1.) Small Animal Emergency/Surgery ~ 150 h 2.) Small Animal Reproductive ~ 450 h 3.) Bovine ~ 150 h 4.) Equine ~ 150 h 5.) Wildlife ~ 50 h (this is yet to be arranged. I am waiting to hear from them) Thats a total of ~900h without the wildlife and ~950 with it. Maybe I can pick up some more, but I dont know for sure. This is diverse experience, but not extensive. My animal experience will be about the same # of hours Im guessing. Now if I wait say 3 more weeks, that number will jump up over 1000, but it seems like that's cutting it a little close no? That would put my application submission at September 22. I am a non-trad student and quit my job to take the opportunity to build these hours. What do you guys think?