How do vet schools feel about field courses? I'm planning on taking one this summer... basically, I'll be spending three weeks on an uninhabited island, identifying native plant and animal species, learning about these species, learning how to collect samples, and doing dissections. It's three credit hours. I want to take ornithology next year do an ornithology field course during the summer. I was just wondering if participating in field courses would give me any sort of leg up when I apply to vet school. As you can see, I also have an interest in environmental science. If I never get into vet school, it is something I want to pursue further I guess.