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    Okay, sorry, I didn't read all of the replies...but from what I have heard from my friends that DID get in and from those that TRIED, is that there is a school in the Caribbean. It is pretty pricey BUT, it is much easier to get into. Supposedly, you can go there for the first 2 years and then transfer back to the US for the final 2 years

    Just things that I have heard from the Vet School rejects, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeq View Post
    Okay, sorry, I didn't read all of the replies...but from what I have heard from my friends that DID get in and from those that TRIED, is that there is a school in the Caribbean. It is pretty pricey BUT, it is much easier to get into. Supposedly, you can go there for the first 2 years and then transfer back to the US for the final 2 years

    Just things that I have heard from the Vet School rejects, lol.
    Lol, one of my old neighbors went to a vet school in the Caribbean because she couldnt get in in the US.
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    My boss applied to vet school BECAUSE it's so hard. But he's weird! (BTW-he is a vet now)

    I've worked under many vets and they all say they basically had no social life during school (post-undergrad work) because it took a lot of time and dedication. But none of them have said that it was ridiculously hard.

    I think a lot of the reason why it's more difficult to enter than med school (aside from number of schools) is the fact that you have to know MULTIPLE body systems. Humans are humans. Then there's cats, dogs, horses, etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by RachelAnn223 View Post
    You are fine.. you are young you will get enough hours in time I worked until last fall, then I moved I volunteer now at a strictly equine clinic. Oh and between getting hours and doing well in school. School comes first then hours, just make sure to get them also.
    I *hopefully* can do that. I'll probably shadow my show dad (he's a vet) or WI equine for a day or so and see if I like it any...do you have to record your hours? Or just estimate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RachelAnn223 View Post
    Oh dear, I am a cryer, and always thought I was going to bawl my eyes out the first time I've had to hold a dog. But for some reason I was ok, I knew the dog was in pain, I knew that he was going to be rid of that pain, the owner gets to me. I try to think of other things, but have gotten to the point where now it's something that has to be done, and that's part of the occupation. Don't forget that along with the sad there is lots of good things!
    Hmm, I cry just thinking about it...but I usually think about my own animals being put down...the owner would probably get me to..maybe not crying will just come with time...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernJumper View Post
    My boss applied to vet school BECAUSE it's so hard. But he's weird! (BTW-he is a vet now)

    I've worked under many vets and they all say they basically had no social life during school (post-undergrad work) because it took a lot of time and dedication. But none of them have said that it was ridiculously hard.

    I think a lot of the reason why it's more difficult to enter than med school (aside from number of schools) is the fact that you have to know MULTIPLE body systems. Humans are humans. Then there's cats, dogs, horses, etc
    Well, I already have like zero social life, so I suppose I'm on the right track

    True, well I DO study the horse alot...and dog..not a fan of cows..allergic to cats..we'll just have to see how it goes...
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    Eeep ok, ouch vet school rejects, do you know what they say about a vet who gets all C's in vet school? A doctor. They are going to be vets, so technically they are not rejects. Yes there is a Caribbean school, I've heard it's easy to get into but **** to get out of, they have a different program. Their summer break is 2 weeks. And it's a 3 year program (or at least I think). Also to get into vet school you do not need to know all those body systems, nor do they expect you to come close. I don't think that's a real reason why vet school is hard to get into. I think it's because of the lack of school and seats, and the fact the ad coms (admission committees) are looking for such unique and smart people.

    And yes it does get easier with time.

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    I'll have to start shadowing someone and find out if I can take it.

    So if I ended up with like a...3.5 at least, had a ton of vet hours, and different volunteer things...I might have a (slim?) chance of getting in?
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    I am in the same vote as you, my sister and I both want to be vets however I want to be a large animal vet, my sister co-oped at a vets her senior year and hopefull I will too, I am in 4-H so that helps out a lot, I might volunteer at a riding stables that does tharaputic riding and maybe a very nice vet clinic not far from me. I do good in school A's and B's and this year which is my junior year I will be in AP bio so let's hope that goes good

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    Ugh, I just really wish I had more time to get volunteer stuff in to put me ahead..but with lymes and my siblings...
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