With record demand and 20% more applicants, vet school admission is expected to be both competitive and more focused on diversity. Consequently, vet school admission and future coursework are highly competitive but not impossible. You need a strategy and a guide to assist you in reaching your goal. GPA, prerequisites, GRE, CASPer, eLORs, resume, vet experience, research, leadership, interviews, and life stories are but a few considerations. If you have a keen interest in animal anatomy and physiology, disease diagnostics, zoology, entomology, food security, and/or pet/livestock/aquatic animal welfare, vet school is the right place.
This one-of-a-kind book offers you information and resources covering the 33 accredited U.S. vet schools. This handy guide is organized, thorough, and easy to follow, offering you the complete information on the schools you may choose. Tables organize the schools by various criteria. A companion book goes along with this book that has information describing the planning, testing, organization, and admissions process, which is also extremely useful. This book focuses on the colleges, profiles, and requirements.
Veterinary medicine is satisfying, rewarding, and a labor of love. Imagine a medical career where you use your intelligence, compassion, and creativity to serve and support animals. If passionately committed, vet school is the right choice, especially for disciplined science-focused students who cannot imagine their world without animals. When you know this is your path, you just need the right tools.
All communities need veterinarians. Yet, in many areas, there are grave shortages. There are also numerous other options for careers in this industry in addition to opening a clinic. Animal hospitals, companion animal clinics, and zoonotic environments are the most common, but poultry, cattle, and equine farms are essential as well. Other options include government agencies like USDA, NIH, FDA, CDC, and U.S. Army. Vet schools, research facilities, and the food and pharmaceutical industries are also big employers. Veterinary medicine offers a wide variety of options and a lifetime of intrigue.