Hi all! I have a very specific question about UGA (Georgia) vet school and pre-requisites for non-traditional (read: older) applicants - I know it's a long shot to find someone with the same background, but I thought someone in here might have experience with the situation I'm in. A brief background on me: I am currently the animal/human disease epidemiologist for a state health department. Since undergrad I have served in the Peace Corps, gotten a masters degree, and have worked both internationally and domestically for CDC, NGOs, and the state health department in a variety of disease focuses, but mostly zoonotic disease. I've always had an interest in veterinary medicine, but until this point it hadn't fit in the broader picture of the goals I had for the future. I'm set to apply for vet school next cycle (2016 application, 2017 fall start date). I am only applying to UGA for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to being in-state. My question is about pre-requisites. I have all of them, but they are all over 10 years old (I graduated undergrad in 2005). I am taking a few "refreshers" while working fulltime including Biochemistry and a couple of advanced biology classes. It's only really realistic for me to take one class at a time while working. Finally, the specific question: the UGA website says that all science pre-requisites have to have been taken in the last 10 years. However, when I reached out to them, the very kind and helpful admissions person told me that was only true if you did not complete a bachelors degree and that I would be fine as-is with my classes that are over 10 years old. I just wanted to reach out here and see if anyone had applied to UGA with pre-reqs over 10 years old and if you had any "hidden" issues that would be helpful to know about? I trust and appreciate the input from the admissions person, but my mind thinks about additional issues that she may not know about (like if the VMCAS doesn't let you enter grades over 10 years old or something crazy like that). Additionally - just out of curiosity - I've heard that some schools with time limits for pre-requisites will give wavers if you have been in school since or worked in a relevant field. Has anyone been successful with getting one of these waivers from any school? I think I could qualify if needed and was just curious what others experiences have been just in case I decide to apply to other schools as well. Thanks so much in advance!