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I got my interview offer from Glasgow last week (by email), does anyone know an approximate time we might here from UCD Dublin?
 

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Anyone know when we may hear from RVC ?
 

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Anyone know when we may hear from RVC ?
Last year I heard about 2 weeks before my interview. I'd check when the interview is scheduled for your area and go by that for some idea.
 
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Last year I heard about 2 weeks before my interview. I'd check when the interview is scheduled for your area and go by that for some idea.
Did you apply to any other UK/EU schools? I've got an interview for Glasgow and would love to hear some feedback on how the interview process goes from someone who has been through it!

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I got my interview offer from Glasgow last week (by email), does anyone know an approximate time we might here from UCD Dublin?
I got my official offer from UCD in early January, I think those that interviewed got their invites in November
 

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I applied to, was interviewed, and waitlisted and eventually accepted at Glasgow two years ago. What would you like to know? Just how the experience was in general?
I was really wondering about the ethical reasoning test? I don't know if you had to do that when you went through. Also just any general comments/tips you might have about the process! Where did you end up going?

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Yeah, they were doing it when I applied. We were given a certain amount of time (a half hour, I think? Can't remember) to evaluate three different realistic, ethically challenging situations by computer. I'm sure that they change them up every year, but to give you an idea of what kind of things you might see, I remember one of the prompts that I had was about a couple with a young puppy that had an easily treatable condition but was wanting to euthanize, and we had to detail how we would approach such a situation.


It was honestly probably the most difficult vet school interview that I had. The faculty were all extremely kind and helpful when answering my questions, but man... I do feel like they grilled me. Several medically natured questions, which I was not expecting. I left the interview feeling pretty ambivalent about how I did, but from talking to some other interviewees, that seemed to be the general sentiment that most had.

Like I said, though, Joyce and the others are all extremely nice, their basic presentation was great, and I had an overall good time. The ethical reasoning wasn't bad. The interview itself was just kinda roug, although part of that was probably nerves, too. That said, my only veterinary experience at the time was through shadowing, so maybe if you've worked as an actual assistant or tech, you might handle some of the more detailed/medical questions better than I did.


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Thanks so much...it's so helpful to hear from someone that's been through it! Really good to know that I should be prepared for medical type questions...was it random stuff or pretty much based on your application? Would you say that preparing for MMI type scenarios would be similar to the ethics test?

Thanks again for taking time to answer questions!

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I heard that some East Coast invites for RVC went out on Friday
Has anybody else heard ?????
 

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I heard that some East Coast invites for RVC went out on Friday
Has anybody else heard ?????
Oh man... I haven't heard anything yet! I did hear from Glasgow, but crickets from RVC and Edinburgh! I live in Colorado, so fingers crossed they are starting east and making their way west... slowly... :(
 
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Oh man... I haven't heard anything yet! I did hear from Glasgow, but crickets from RVC and Edinburgh! I live in Colorado, so fingers crossed they are starting east and making their way west... slowly... :(
That's what I am hoping also. I am in Cali
 
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I'm a broken record...anyone else applying to Dublin/heard anything???
I just applied to Glasgow, RVC, and Edinburgh... but am also anxiously awaiting news

Also, thank you for the info re: the Glasgow ethical reasoning test and interview ... I have an interview in California and had the same questions!
 

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Nice, congrats on the interview for Glasgow! I hear you though...the waiting is the worst part!

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I just applied to Glasgow, RVC, and Edinburgh... but am also anxiously awaiting news

Also, thank you for the info re: the Glasgow ethical reasoning test and interview ... I have an interview in California and had the same questions!
Congrats on Glasgow! This wait is making me ill :)
 
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If anyone is waiting on news, I heard back from RVC regarding an interview this morning! It seems like they're just sending out requests as they review the applications, since people seem to be hearing on different days. (Or maybe they're organizing by interview location? Who knows!) Regardless, good luck everyone!
 
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If anyone is waiting on news, I heard back from RVC regarding an interview this morning! It seems like they're just sending out requests as they review the applications, since people seem to be hearing on different days. (Or maybe they're organizing by interview location? Who knows!) Regardless, good luck everyone!


Congrats! Where are you interviewing?
 
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In case anyone is as paranoid as I am about applications not being received/complete, I contacted Edinburgh yesterday and they are currently in the process of evaluating submissions. So if you haven't heard a thing, that's ok, their first correspondence will be to say if you have an interview.
 
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Got my interview invite for RVC earlier this week, interviewing in Dallas next month! Hope to see some of you there :biglove:

Also does anyone know what percentage of people interviewed usually get accepted?
 
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Got my interview invite for RVC earlier this week, interviewing in Dallas next month! Hope to see some of you there :biglove:

Also does anyone know what percentage of people interviewed usually get accepted?

I got an interview invite for Dallas too! Finally! Now I just have to get my act together to get there in time... ha ha

I am not sure about RVC's interview stats, but I will do a little research and see what I can find, I'm wondering too!
 
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I'm not sure if anyone is interested but I am a first year at RVC and I started a blog this summer about my experience from being accepted to now. I am trying to write about twice a month. I would be glad to answer any questions about RVC you have as well. Here is a link to my blog if you're interested: becomingaroyalvet.wordpress.com
 
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Received an email of acceptance into the 4-year graduate program from Dublin on Tuesday!
 
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Received an email of acceptance into the 4-year graduate program from Dublin on Tuesday!
A direct offer?! Congrats that's HUGE!!!

Dublin is my top school and it's killing me that I haven't heard from them yet. Do you know if they send out all the direct offers at once? Like is it still possible I might get one?

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Hey,
I also got an acceptance email from Dublin as well as Ross University. They both contacted me last Wednesday within hours actually so it quite an exciting day :). If your worried about your application status you can always call and see. They are super helpful there. My friend applied to their dental program last year and would call weekly for an update xD.
 

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Received an email of acceptance into the 4-year graduate program from Dublin on Tuesday!

Hey I too got accepted ! Maybe we'll be classmates xD. With that being said, do you know if it's a DVM program or MSc ? I know we would be able to come back to Canada/US to practice (im a Canadian) but as far at the fancy initials that go after your name, would it be DVM ? Does anyone know? Also is their reputation decent? I know there typically a negative stigma attached to Caribbean schools and I was wondering if it was the same for UCD?
 

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Hey I too got accepted ! Maybe we'll be classmates xD. With that being said, do you know if it's a DVM program or MSc ? I know we would be able to come back to Canada/US to practice (im a Canadian) but as far at the fancy initials that go after your name, would it be DVM ? Does anyone know? Also is their reputation decent? I know there typically a negative stigma attached to Caribbean schools and I was wondering if it was the same for UCD?


Congrats on your acceptances!!
I'm gonna say I'm not getting an acceptance then? :( if you guys both got yours last week! Do you mind me asking what kind of GPA you had applying? Mine overall was 3.71 and I thought that was decent?

I think it's a Bachelor of Vet Medicine and Surgery, so as far as letters go I think you get BVMS instead of DVM, but you're still a Doctor of Vet Medicine once you pass the Navle and come back to Canada.

I haven't talked to a lot of people, but the ones I have talked to seem to have great things to say about UCD! Are you applying to any other schools? I see you said you're Canadian - me too! So my domestic school is OVC.




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Congrats on your acceptances!!
I'm gonna say I'm not getting an acceptance then? :( if you guys both got yours last week! Do you mind me asking what kind of GPA you had applying? Mine overall was 3.71 and I thought that was decent?

I think it's a Bachelor of Vet Medicine and Surgery, so as far as letters go I think you get BVMS instead of DVM, but you're still a Doctor of Vet Medicine once you pass the Navle and come back to Canada.

I haven't talked to a lot of people, but the ones I have talked to seem to have great things to say about UCD! Are you applying to any other schools? I see you said you're Canadian - me too! So my domestic school is OVC.





My GPA was 3.71 as well. I have been working in a small anaimal clinic as a tech basically so maybe that helped ? I also completed my bachelors degree in June.
Am an Ontario resident and will be applying to OVC, this will be my second time applying there.
I also applied to 14 US schools and 2 more international ones.
 

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Hmmm that might be what it was! I finished my undergrad in 2015 and have been working in the Ag industry, back in school and getting as many vet hours as possible in time. I have a lot of animal experience hours and large animal vet hours but lighter on the SA side. It's my first time applying anywhere, and I've got an interview for Glasgow but Dublin is my first choice so I'm really hoping I'll at least get an interview there!

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Hey I too got accepted ! Maybe we'll be classmates xD. With that being said, do you know if it's a DVM program or MSc ? I know we would be able to come back to Canada/US to practice (im a Canadian) but as far at the fancy initials that go after your name, would it be DVM ? Does anyone know? Also is their reputation decent? I know there typically a negative stigma attached to Caribbean schools and I was wondering if it was the same for UCD?

The letters after your name from UCD would be MVB. Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine but latin I think hence the weird ordering of letters. You are still entitled to call yourself doctor both here and in the States but only recently were vets given the ''right'' to call themselves doctor here. Previously it was ''Mr.'' or equivalent as you were qualified as a veterinary surgeon, it's a weird historical thing. I'm not sure if it's the same in the states but human doctors here revert back to ''Mr.'' when they specialise in surgery as well.
 

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Anyone else interviewing on Friday in NY w/ Glasgow? :)
 

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Anyone else interviewing on Friday in NY w/ Glasgow? :)
I'm not interviewing in New York for Glasgow (mine is in California in January) but I am in Dallas currently, freaking out about the interview tomorrow for RVC! Anyone else in the same boat?
 

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I'm not interviewing in New York for Glasgow (mine is in California in January) but I am in Dallas currently, freaking out about the interview tomorrow for RVC! Anyone else in the same boat?

I was in Dallas today at the 1:00 interview! I was super nervous before but I actually feel really good about the interview and group activity.
 

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I was in Dallas today at the 1:00 interview! I was super nervous before but I actually feel really good about the interview and group activity.
We must have seen each other then! Ha ha. I was in the first group to interview- I, too, felt pretty good about the group activity, but I don't know about the interview Oh well, now we just have to wait and see
 

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We must have seen each other then! Ha ha. I was in the first group to interview- I, too, felt pretty good about the group activity, but I don't know about the interview Oh well, now we just have to wait and see

I was in the first group too!
 
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Fingers crossed for you Vetcetera!
 
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So I got my rejection letter from Edinburgh today! :(
Either way, I'd say everyone should be on the look out. Hope everyone else gets better news than me :) good luck!

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i interviewed today as well, how did it go for you?? Did they mention to you when they would be letting us know a decision? Forgot to ask
I think it went well, they were really nice and chill. I didn't ask, but judging by what I've read on here people usually heard within a few weeks
 
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