Hello everyone, I am glad to find this forum to ask my questions since I am an untraditional applicant and don't know anyone who is in or applying for vet schools. I mainly have questions about the pre-req and vet experience. Start with vet experience: I am actually not quite sure what kind of experience can be categorized as "vet experience". I already got a MA in psychology, and working on my MS in animal science. I have tons of research experience (4-5 years as undergraduate research assistant and graduate student), some animal experience (volunteer at shelters and no-kill non-profit), but zero clinical experience. I will be applying for class of 2021 so I still have about a year to work on that. My question is: what kind of experience is vet experience, and how to get that? Since I will be in school for the following year, part-time jobs as vet assistant/vet tech are not for me. I am thinking about apply to volunteer at one or two clinics/hospitals and zoos, but again, will that be VET experience, or just some more ANIMAL experience for me? My second question is, if I take some of the pre-req (i.e. physics and general chem) online, what I should do with the lab? I was double majored in Bio and psychology as undergraduate, so I have plenty of upper level bio courses, but need to take a few more inorganic chem and general physics. Again, since I will be a graduate student in the following year, I am not sure how many classes I can take in school, and that's why I am thinking about doing some of them online. For example, I have 1 inorganic chem lab in my transcript, and if the requirement is "General/Inorganic chem w/ lab, 8 credit", does that mean I just need 7 more credit of lecture? I will make sure to check with the vet school I am interested in applying, but would also like to know how you guys would do in such an situation. Sorry for typing so much and thank you for reading all of them (if you are still reading Any advice will be greatly appreciated!