I've been shadowing a small animal vet, but after speaking with some admissions committees (even though I don't know how realistic large animal will be from a wheelchair), I feel I should shadow a large animal vet. I went to a large animal surgical center that does horses, pigs, etc, and dropped off my personal statement and talked with them for awhile. I'll be following up on Monday and will hopefully get in there pronto. How many hours would you consider sufficient to put down on the VMCAS? The center only does 1 day of shadowing, but I informed them that I'd prefer to shadow a bit more. Personally, I don't think one day gives anyone a thorough understanding of medicine. Neither does 20, or 100 hours for that matter, but I'm cutting it close at this point. I want the committees to see that I've at least seen large animal medicine, and have an idea regarding what areas would and wouldn't be feasible from a wheelchair. I think that looks a lot better than "Ya, I'm in a wheelchair, so I'm not even going to consider X, Y, Z." I don't live my life like that, so I shouldn't approach vet med any differently. 20 hours of shadowing enough (regarding my situation) to put down on the VMCAS?