How to Get Accepted to Vet School

Are you interested in the science of veterinary medicine? If so, pursuing a career in the veterinary field might just be for you! However, becoming a veterinarian takes a lot of school. There are only 28 certified veterinary schools in the whole United States of America. If you are interested in becoming a veterinarian, you better start working now!


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    First of all, determine whether you would like to become a veterinarian. Try volunteering at your animal shelters vet office. If you encounter a surgery and you are not comfortable, becoming a veterinarian is not for you.
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    Figure out what kind of veterinarian you would like to become. Do you want to work with large animals, like horses, and cows? Or do you want to work in a veterinary practice? Would you enjoy becoming an equine vet? Or would a shelter vet suit you better> You should try to get as much experience in each field as possible to see what you are interested in.
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    Research. Research all fields of veterinary medicine! If you find that you aren't interested in one field, you should move on to the next field of veterinary medicine and find out if you enjoy that field of veterinary medicine. If a certain field of veterinary medicine isn't something you are interested in, don't sweat it! You may not be cut out for a certain job.
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    Work on building a resume. If you have a part time job having to do with animals, that would be interesting. If you are a dog trainer at your local PetCo or PetSmart, or even a groomer, you will gain more animal experience. Try to volunteer at your local animal shelter! It would be even better if you could get a job there! Try to work under the veterinarian, but you may need to start with doing dishes and laundry.
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    If you are interested in a certain school, contact the admissions office. You could be years away from going there or you could be going there next summer. Tell them your grade, and tell them that you are a prospective student and interested in finding out what they look for in a student. br>


  • Make sure to apply a few weeks before the deadline. Otherwise, your transcript may not be gotten in time and you will not be accepted to the vet school no matter how good it is.
  • Pet sitting animals counts as animal experience.
  • Make sure to complete all of the prerequisite courses prior to application.
  • If you are involved in a club or two, veterinary schools will be more interested in accepting you.
  • Get involved with the school you are interested in. For example, UPenn has a summer V.E.T.S program for college and high school students that explores different aspects of veterinary medicine.


  • Vet schools would be more interested in accepting you if you were to get experience in all aspects of veterinary medicine. Not just one.
  • Pet ownership does not count for animal experience.

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