Life In Vet School & Tips On Getting In

So you want to become a veterinarian. Now what? Some people say that veterinary school is the hardest type of professional school to get accepted to. I disagree. Getting accepted in to veterinary school is not that hard, but it does take strategy! This blog will: 1) Provide information to aspiring veterinary students that will help them become the most competitive candidate they can be. 2) Provide a glimpse into what veterinary school is like at UC Davis.
Enjoy!
-Sharon

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6 December 2014 0 Comments

RESPONSE TO: I paid off my student loans in five years

RESPONSE TO: I paid off my student loans in five years

I was at work when a colleague asked me if I had seen a new article that was floating around the internet about a newish veterinary grad who paid off her student loans in five years. I had not. The colleague who inquired had been out of vet school for over a decade and knew very [...]

14 September 2014 0 Comments

Q&A: How do you compare schools for what they specialize in?

How do you compare schools for what they specialized the most in, or what type of medicine they offer the most experience in before graduation/residency? Which veterinary school offers the most for food animal medicine, for equine, for zoo medicine. Every school claims to be the best at one thing or another on their websites, [...]

31 August 2014 0 Comments

Q&A: Taking Time Off After Graduation – Are There Time Constraints On Vet School Applications?

I would like to join the Peace Corps at some point, and I believe that after receiving my bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and before enrolling in veterinary school would be the best time. I was wondering if there were any time constraints on application of veterinary school, such as if I had to apply within [...]

9 August 2014 0 Comments

Should I Waive My Rights to See My Letters of Recommendation?

I absolutely recommend waiving the right to access your letters of recommendation. The way I think about it is that if a student is going to see the letter, the recommender may not be as honest as they would be if you waived your right. The admissions committee may consider such a recommendation to be [...]

18 July 2014 0 Comments

Volunteers Needed for UC Davis 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference

Volunteers Needed for UC Davis 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference

As a follow up to this post announcing the 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference at UC Davis and my participation as a speaker, I wanted to pass on to you that there is a need for volunteers to help with the conference! As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to help out manage speakers, set [...]

18 June 2014 0 Comments

First Day (and Year) as a Vet Doing High Volume Spay & Neuter Surgery

Upon graduating from veterinary school I started working as a high volume spay & neuter (S/N) surgeon one day per week. This was probably one of the best (and yet scariest) first steps I could have made. When I graduated from veterinary school, I likely had more surgical experience than all of my classmates and [...]

4 June 2014 0 Comments

Pre-Health Conference 2014 at UC Davis

Pre-Health Conference 2014 at UC Davis

The 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference at UC Davis is coming up! This conference is a venue where undergraduate students interested in careers in health-related fields can learn about different health fields and specialties as well as what the admissions process is like for these schools. It’s a lot of very useful information crammed into two [...]