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.


9 March 2014 0 Comments

Public Sector Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Changes That Should Scare You

There are some proposed changes to the law as part of the new budget that have the potential to save many tax dollars while at the same time crippling students who have been counting on loan forgiveness through public service. While most articles that I’ve read do not address the direct impact on the veterinary [...]

17 February 2014 0 Comments

How Many Vet Schools Should I Apply To?

In the fall of 2013 I received a concerned message from a vet school applicant: I have applied to 13 (10 in the US, 2 in Scottland, and 1 in London), and from what I am hearing, I am starting to regret that decision as it seems that vet schools may look unfavorably upon me [...]

10 February 2014 0 Comments

2013 California Veterinary Economic Issues Survey

The CVMA has published the 2013 Economic Issues Survey, a report compiling statistics that they gathered from veterinarians throughout California to provide a perspective of how much money veterinarians in California are earning, benefits received, and what factors seem to affect the amount of money veterinarians earn. You can see the report here: Given that [...]

9 February 2014 0 Comments

A New Chapter Begins!

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It’s official — I’m starting a new blog! Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean that Life In Vet School & Tips On Getting In will be forgotten about! It has served as too precious of a resource for thousands of pre-veterinary students throughout the world for me to even consider ending it. However, now that I [...]

7 February 2014 0 Comments

First Job Offer for New Vet Grads – Take It Or Leave It

It’s been over six months since I graduated from vet school and though I’ve been working ever since I received my license, some of my classmates have not worked a single day since graduating. It’s not that they’re not trying. It’s just that the market is so saturated — there are too few jobs and [...]

24 November 2013 0 Comments

Vet’s Response to ABC’s 20/20 Clip – Is Your Veterinarian Being Honest With You?

It’s no surprise that the veterinary community throughout the country is in an uproar after 20/20 unveiled a video that was intended to instill fear and doubt into the minds of pet owners throughout the world. Conflict and drama tend to attract viewers and since the purpose of the media is to gain viewers, there [...]

1 November 2013 1 Comment

PETA – 96% of Animals Saved or Killed?

Most people know of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Most people who know of PETA have strong feelings (positive or negative) towards them. With that being the case, I try not to open a can of worms because there is no way to get everyone on the same page. So why even [...]