FutureFelineVet

RUSVM c/o 2022
2+ Year Member
Oct 21, 2018
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I just heard from someone else, but they said they got an email. I haven't received an email yet but I'm sure I will soon. I'm so sad to not be able to get to go I was really looking forward to traveling to the island
You guys should be heading there in May hopefully <3 I know it sucks though and probably not how you imagined starting vet school :(
Does this mean for January and May terms or just January?
January. Won’t know about May for at least a few months I’d say
 

OtterlyVetMed

RUSVM C/O 2023
Dec 13, 2018
26
22
Status
Pre-Veterinary
Does this mean for January and May terms or just January?
Just January as for now, we won’t know about Summer semester until we get into next semester. As of right now us current students don’t even know what’s happening with our semesters.
 
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KiwiKaykmoku

Future Conservation Veterinarian
Nov 6, 2019
38
24
Status
Pre-Veterinary
Got a denial letter in my email this morning. Scheduled a phone call with my interviewer/advisor. Good luck everyone!!
I dont know how many schools you applied to, but keep your chin up. Even the best vets I know didnt get in their first or second application cycle. Work on whatever the interviewer suggests and keep faith, you've got this.
 
Sep 24, 2020
10
5
Status
Pre-Veterinary
also was denied, if you don't mind me asking what were your stats?
25, female.
Cumulative GPA: 3.1
Science GPA: 2.8
Didn't take GRE (its optional for 2021)
Thousands of hours of experience over 8+ years, current RVT.
Studying and volunteering in several countries: Large animal/small animal/exotic/surgery/conservation/research/etc.
Solid LOR from Orthopedic and Ophthalmologist Specialist DVMs, and one from pre-vet advisor.

**Committee said they wanted more LORs... I'm also going to write a letter explaining my low grades (C-) in early science courses. I had a **** ton of medical issues as a young adult, but I never brought it up because I didn't want them to think I'm not "healthy" enough for island life, if that makes sense. The weirdest part about all of this is i've actually been lucky enough to be doing exotic medicine and hands-on field work all over the world--I thought "why the heck would I go to vet school if I'm already doing everything they are?" I don't need the $, but having a DVM opens so many other doors I couldn't otherwise open..

*For those wondering about:
-Welcome packets--those will be sent out within 4 weeks once you pay the deposit.
-Vet Prep and 1st semester--fully online until May semester.
-GRE--not required for the entire year of 2021.
-There IS an appeal process.. contact your admissions advisor for more info.
 
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Sunnyrae

2+ Year Member
Oct 5, 2018
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I feel like this might have been answered already but I can't find it. For the people doing online classes currently, are some of them live or are they all pre-recorded and you just log in to watch the classes? Also for test are there certain times they need to be done or they available any time on a test day? I've spoken to a lot of the doctors I work with and they all say when they were in school they tended to have lectures/labs from 8am-5pm so they were all unsure how that translates to online course structure
 

FutureFelineVet

RUSVM c/o 2022
2+ Year Member
Oct 21, 2018
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I feel like this might have been answered already but I can't find it. For the people doing online classes currently, are some of them live or are they all pre-recorded and you just log in to watch the classes? Also for test are there certain times they need to be done or they available any time on a test day? I've spoken to a lot of the doctors I work with and they all say when they were in school they tended to have lectures/labs from 8am-5pm so they were all unsure how that translates to online course structure
All of them are live. Most of them don’t have mandatory attendance and you can watch later if you’d like (tbh I do this with most of my classes), but I will say lower semesters tend to have more mandatory classes than upper semesters. Every semester is assigned a test time and you have to log on at a specific time to take your exam. Everyone in the semester has to take their test at the same time.

Classes schedules somewhat vary, but that’s kind of how they always are. Even with in person classes schedules would vary though. Some days I would have class pretty much all day, other times I would just have two.
 
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Sunnyrae

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All of them are live. Most of them don’t have mandatory attendance and you can watch later if you’d like (tbh I do this with most of my classes), but I will say lower semesters tend to have more mandatory classes than upper semesters. Every semester is assigned a test time and you have to log on at a specific time to take your exam. Everyone in the semester has to take their test at the same time.

Classes schedules somewhat vary, but that’s kind of how they always are. Even with in person classes schedules would vary though. Some days I would have class pretty much all day, other times I would just have two.
Oh one last question (I am just so ready I want school to start now :1LOL: ) I know we get sent an ipad to use for notes, classes, tests etc. When do they typically send those out? I live in an area where packages disappear so I would want to be on the lookout for it.
 
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FutureFelineVet

RUSVM c/o 2022
2+ Year Member
Oct 21, 2018
253
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Oh one last question (I am just so ready I want school to start now :1LOL: ) I know we get sent an ipad to use for notes, classes, tests etc. When do they typically send those out? I live in an area where packages disappear so I would want to be on the lookout for it.
I don’t know for those starting online, sorry!! Before Covid we got them on island during orientation week. I imagine they will be contacting you though prior to shipping them though (that’s what they did with us when they shipped us suture/spay model).
 
Oct 13, 2020
3
2
Status
Pre-Veterinary
Got a denial letter in my email this morning. Scheduled a phone call with my interviewer/advisor. Good luck everyone!!
I’m so sorry to hear that. When did you interview and for what semester? I looked at your stats and you have such awesome experience so I’m pretty shocked by you getting a denial :(.
 
Sep 24, 2020
10
5
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Pre-Veterinary
I’m so sorry to hear that. When did you interview and for what semester? I looked at your stats and you have such awesome experience so I’m pretty shocked by you getting a denial :(.
It took them 3 weeks to get back to me in an email after I interviewed. Yeah I'm pretty bummed... applying again for May semester though
 
Oct 13, 2020
3
2
Status
Pre-Veterinary
It took them 3 weeks to get back to me in an email after I interviewed. Yeah I'm pretty bummed... applying again for May semester though
Hoping you get accepted may semester! I applied for may, had an interview 2 weeks ago so still waiting to hear back.
 
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Oct 5, 2020
5
2
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Pre-Veterinary
I just heard from someone else, but they said they got an email. I haven't received an email yet but I'm sure I will soon. I'm so sad to not be able to get to go I was really looking forward to traveling to the island
I got the email Thursday that all semester one classes will be online for January 2021 semester. I'm bummed as well! Can't wait until we can finally get to St. Kitts.
 
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Dec 25, 2019
6
9
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Pre-Veterinary
Congrats!!!
Hope to get accepted for Jan 2021 as well. How long did it take you to hear back? And who’d you interview with?
I interviewed the 7th my application was moved to “committee review” on the 10th and the date changed the 16th and that’s when they sent me an email about financial aid. I interviewed with Jeanne DiPretoro she told me I would hear back at the end of the month. Who did you interview with?
 
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Jan 2, 2020
7
12
Status
Pre-Medical
Also, This journey of mine has been a little bit crazy tbh but I'm here to let you know that you can do anything you want in life, you can learn anything you want, you can be anything you want!!! it's just a matter of being focused and being persistent. I was never the smartest guy in the classroom, what my friends learned in 1 hour it took me a day to do so. Never compare yourself to others bc everyone's journey is different! be genuine in the interview, BE YOU, lead the interview, and don't let the interviewer lead it for you. Own your mistakes and learn from them, be proud to talk about how you messed up (if you ever did, I know I did) and how you learned from it and became a better person.

If you want to message me and ask me questions feel free to do so <3
 

Sunnyrae

2+ Year Member
Oct 5, 2018
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Also, This journey of mine has been a little bit crazy tbh but I'm here to let you know that you can do anything you want in life, you can learn anything you want, you can be anything you want!!! it's just a matter of being focused and being persistent. I was never the smartest guy in the classroom, what my friends learned in 1 hour it took me a day to do so. Never compare yourself to others bc everyone's journey is different! be genuine in the interview, BE YOU, lead the interview, and don't let the interviewer lead it for you. Own your mistakes and learn from them, be proud to talk about how you messed up (if you ever did, I know I did) and how you learned from it and became a better person.

If you want to message me and ask me questions feel free to do so <3
Yay!!! Congrats! I'm so excited to actually get to meet everyone one day but at least we will all get to "meet" each other online!
 

FutureFelineVet

RUSVM c/o 2022
2+ Year Member
Oct 21, 2018
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Received an email about the iPad, they gonna start shipping them. I wonder what they gonna do with the white coat ceremony tho, is it virtual?
For Green and Purple they made it virtual, not sure about next semester.. I know you won’t be on island, but not sure if they will delay it or not.
 
Jan 2, 2020
7
12
Status
Pre-Medical
It sounds like they will postpone the which coat ceremony until we are actually on the island because a lot of people were upset they didn't get to have an in person ceremony
I can only imagine. Maybe with the necessary precautions, they can do it in person but it's still a risk unless they do it outdoors. I have mixed feelings about it, I prefer an in-person ceremony but I also understand why it's not possible.
 
Feb 1, 2019
41
25
Status
Pre-Veterinary
I can only imagine. Maybe with the necessary precautions, they can do it in person but it's still a risk unless they do it outdoors. I have mixed feelings about it, I prefer an in-person ceremony but I also understand why it's not possible.
@Sunnyrae is correct. They sent us all the Q&A and discussed white coats. They mentioned that we will not have it done virtually but rather in person the second we go back onto the island... no matter what semester we're in by then. They are not doing virtual white-coats anymore because the May starting and Sept. starting semesters did not have good feedback about it.
 
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