Hi there, I am new to this site. However, it seems like a very friendly place for people to share thoughts and experiences with each other. I have a couple of questions that perhaps some of you may be able to help me with. Briefly about myself: I am a pre-vet student that has spent the last two years working at a small animal hospital while also successfully completing a post-bac pre-medical science program. I thought I wanted to go to vet school, however, after my expereince at the animal hospital I've come to the realization that veterinary medicine is likely not where my true interests and strengths are. I've learned that I much prefer working directly with people. I enjoy informing pet owners about disease prevention and education for better care of their pets and as a result I can see myself becoming passionate about educating and reaching out to people about ways to better care for themselves. Thank you all in advance for any thoughts and feed back. My questions are as follow: 1. Is is possible to sucessfully gain admission into Social and Behavioral Sciences MPH programs with veterinary medicine experience/ no direct expereince in Public Health as it directly pertains to humans? 2. How important is it to have PH work experience vs. standardized test scores? And, how heavily are standardized test scores weighed in the admissions decision? 3. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to craft a decent personal statement that can explain a transition from veterinary medicine to PH? Or, should I just write about my veterinary medicine experience and how it involves great interaction with humans/pet owners? Thank you again!!