Personal Statement & Resume Editing Services Now Available!

I cannot tell you how ften I have been asked to proofread personal statements and had to turn people down. Now that’s no longer the case! I am offering editing services for personal statements and resumes (or other application materials — explanation section included!). You can get more information here: http://www.lifeinvetschool.com/coaching/ Have you gotten as Read More …

Q&A: Am I Too Young To Apply To Vet School?

Hi Sharon, I really enjoy your blog….so glad I stumbled upon it while surfing the net. I am a bit of an overachiever and would love to have your advice.  I am 17 years old and currently a sophomore in college.  I was homeschooled and graduated from high school at 16.  By taking dual enrollment classes Read More …

Q&A: Experience – How to Track Your Hours, What Experience to Get and Can Coursework Make Up for Lacking Experience?

Hi Sharon Thanks for your great blog! I’m a 28-year-old career-changer who went straight to work rather than going to college when I was younger.  I’ve just started on my bachelor’s degree, which I’m planning to obtain over 5 years by going to school part time and working full time. Since I don’t plan to Read More …

Q&A: Human Doctor Turned Veterinarian: The Switch from MD to DVM

hi, I am a 34 year old female doctor. I am a radiology fellow currently…having slogged for the last 10 years through medical training. I really always wanted to be a vet but did not go for it as I am allergic to horses. I studied medicine at Cambridge in the UK and was always Read More …

“50 Things Your Vet Won’t Tell You” – A Controversial Article from Reader’s Digest

Whether or not you’ve read it before, I urge you to check out this article that appeared in Reader’s Digest not long ago. Why? Well, it rustled a few veterinary feathers, including mine. http://www.rd.com/slideshows/50-things-your-vet-wont-tell-you/ The article is entitled, “50 Things Your Vet Won’t Tell You” and while I know some of the things mentioned are Read More …

Q&A: Physics Major with Low GPA, Will Schools Consider the Degree of Difficulty of My Coursework?

Hi Sharon! I’m an undergraduate physics major, and in the last few months I’ve realized that I don’t want to do physics past my bachelor’s. I’ve always loved animals, and the main reason I am a physics major is because I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life when I graduated Read More …

New Vet School Opening in the United States!

Congrats to Arizona’s Midwestern University for their plans to open a veterinary school in 2014 at their Glendale campus. The announcements of their plans indicated that there was a shortage of veterinarians in Arizona because they state that while the average vet has 3500 animals in its care, Arizona vets have 4100 per vet. Overall, Read More …

Can I Transfer to UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

It seems that word is spreading that the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis is now accepting transfer students, particularly from Ross University in the Caribbean. People are even reaching my blog by searching for “UC Davis not accepting Ross vet students,” so clearly there is a rumor circulating. Where that rumor originated is Read More …

Vet School Professor Shaves Mustache of 40+ Years For Fundraiser

It’s amazing what people will do to raise some money for a good cause. Dr. Buckpitt of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis offered to shave his well-known mustache off if the students could raise $1,000 for The Josh Project. Anyone who has been a student of Dr. Buckpitt’s will Read More …

Vet School Professor Shaves Mustache of 40+ Years For Fundraiser

It’s amazing what people will do to raise some money for a good cause. Dr. Buckpitt of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis offered to shave his well-known mustache off if the students could raise $1,000 for The Josh Project. Anyone who has been a student of Dr. Buckpitt’s will Read More …