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Discussion in 'Pre-Veterinary' started by akitavet, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. akitavet

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    Im hoping to apply to vet school for the class of 2012. Im so glad to have found a place with other hopefuls, accepted folks, etc. I will likely have a million questions for you all since I am a bit of a career changer. Im 25 and I have a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering with lots of Bio-oriented course work and research (my masters thesis was on a novel DNA sequencing technique). I have a second interview with the local emergency vet clinic tomorrow evening. Im very excited that this site exists, and I am looking forward to talking with you all.
     
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  3. RazorDoc2010

    RazorDoc2010 Mizzou 2011
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    Hey akitavet! Welcome and feel free to ask questions! I'm a current undergrad chemical engineering student but will be in the Class of 2010, so feel free to PM me with any special questions!
     
  4. Pennvet

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    How are you in the C/O 2010 if you are currently undergrad?
     
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    jeeney Ross SVM c/o 2012
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    welcome welcome! :)
     
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    RazorDoc2010 Mizzou 2011
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    Whoop! C/O 2011! I looked at my sn...completely unrelated # :D
     
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    ShelterGirl UC Davis SVM 2012
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    You can also PM me with any questions - I'm another converted chemical engineer and worked many years (I'm 32) before deciding to apply :)
     
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    PdxYOSHI Oregon State 2011
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    I'm another late-applicant that started in a different career direction. I have my master's in fisheries and wildlife and have worked for 2 yrs. in development bio and genetics. My biggest piece of advice would be to talk with the schools that you want to apply at. They can help decide what experiences will help you and what you might be lacking in. Some schools told me that my extensive research background more than made up for my lack of vet clinic hours. I only had about 300 hrs of shadowing a vet at the time of my application along with my tons of research/lab animal experience. And I received interviews at 2 out of the 4 schools I applied to and was accepted at my #1 school without an interview. I think we'll all have lots of advice here but alot will depend on your own personal story. Check out the thread on "Profile of Successful Applicants" and you'll see alot of diversity in majors, grades, EC's, and GRE scores. Other advice I would offer is to start the process early (prepare personal statement, LOR's, transcripts) and visit schools your interested in, if possible. I really changed alot of my opinions of schools after I visited and got a feel for the campus, facilities, and students. Good luck:)
     

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