I will be applying to vet school next year and am wondering if anyone has any suggestions about increasing my chances of acceptance. I am a nontraditional student who has been teaching biology and forensic science in a public high school for about ten years. I have always wanted to go to vet school and am finally going to apply next year. I have a BS in zoology from 1994 and have heard that the science prereqs must be taken within ten years of vet school. Does that apply if I have a degree? I will also receive a MS in Forensic Science from UF this month with a 3.9 GPA that included a mammalian pharmacology class through UF vet school. My GRE score was a 1080, and plan on retaking it in January. I have experience working with horses, worked as a vet assistant at an avian clinic for about two years before I started teaching, and will be spending a couple of weeks working with an equine vet in Wellington. I am planning on studying equine, conservation, or zoo medicine, and specialize in veterinary forensics. I will be applying to UF, UCDavis, Cornell, UGA, Tuskegee, Western, and Virginia-Maryland. Any advice is greatly appreciated. My main concern is the fact that I received my BS in 1994 and am wondering if that will affect my chances of acceptance. Please advise.