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Ariel-Li

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Hey all, I have a question about my eLor...

I have a strong rec from a veterinarian I volunteered for in a shelter and two RAVS trips with; 2 rec from the research lab PI and postdoc; 1 rec from my orgo professor.

I work as a tech in a small animal hospital for 2 years now (1 year full time, 1 year part-time), will it look bad if I don't have a recommendation from any doctor in a place I've been employed longest in time? I can get at least 1 or 2 recommendation if I want to, but I'm not sure how strong it will be, since the past year I've been working only weekends.
 

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Go for quality over quantity. Only get letters from people you know will write a good letter. In a perfect world it would look best to get a letter from someone who has worked with you for a long time and can also write you a great letter, but if that’s not in the cards, don’t worry about it. Not having a letter from them isn’t really going to hurt you. Having a mediocre letter will.
 
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OP, I highly recommend you follow ajs513's advice. I had a mediocre letter from a veterinarian the first time I applied. It was mentioned in several of my file reviews. VMCVM told me it wasn't a bad letter, but it wasn't as strong as my other recommendations. OSU told me I needed a stronger recommendation from a veterinarian.
 
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Ariel-Li

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Go for quality over quantity. Only get letters from people you know will write a good letter. In a perfect world it would look best to get a letter from someone who has worked with you for a long time and can also write you a great letter, but if that’s not in the cards, don’t worry about it. Not having a letter from them isn’t really going to hurt you. Having a mediocre letter will.

Thank you!!
 
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