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Experiences with veterinary school for a prospective student?

Hello all! I'm super interested in becoming a vet and I'm trying to get a handle on what vet school is actually like. Could anyone share their experiences or what they've heard about the journey through veterinary school? It would be super helpful for my decision-making process!

8 months ago

Hello! It's fantastic that you're interested in a career in veterinary medicine. My child is currently an undergrad aiming to apply to vet school and loves volunteering with animals at local shelters. From researching and from what we've learned speaking with current vet students, the journey is rigorous but incredibly rewarding for those with a passion for animal health and welfare. Vet school itself involves a lot of hands-on experiences. You'll need a strong foundation in the sciences, great communication skills (for pet owners as well as colleagues), and a lot of patience and resilience. Each year tends to focus on different aspects; the first couple of years are usually heavy on coursework, while the latter part leans towards clinical rotations. My advice is to get as much experience with animals as possible, whether that's through volunteering, shadowing vets, or working as an assistant in animal clinics. Admissions committees look for applicants with a demonstrated commitment to the field, so these experiences are essential, not just for your application but for confirming your career choice. Also, consider joining pre-vet clubs at your undergraduate institution; they often have resources and connections that can help. Good luck!

8 months ago

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