UC Davis Vet School Admissions – How UC Davis Selects Veterinary Students

After talking to some of my friends that went to UC Davis for undergrad and had presentations from the vet school admissions director, I learned that the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine makes its admissions decisions based almost entirely on your numbers. I was surprised that it was this objective and thought it would Read More …

Q&A: How do you compare schools for what they specialize in?

How do you compare schools for what they specialized the most in, or what type of medicine they offer the most experience in before graduation/residency? Which veterinary school offers the most for food animal medicine, for equine, for zoo medicine. Every school claims to be the best at one thing or another on their websites, Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

How To Keep Track of Experience Hours

Keeping track of your veterinary and animal experience is easier than you think! You just need to be diligent about maintaining a log. I recommend that you: Use an excel spreadsheet to record your hours — dates, times, etc. Don’t worry about getting signatures as proof. Record which species you worked Record what your duties/responsibilities Read More …

How To Start Getting Veterinary Experience

The age-old question is: how to start getting veterinary experience if you have no experience or skills to qualify you for a job or even a volunteer opportunity. Just about every vet student nowadays has tackled this conundrum, so you are not alone. Though some vet students are fortunate enough to have a family member Read More …

You Can’t Get Experience Without Someone Giving You A Chance

It’s a problem in the veterinary field as well as many other fields – we need experience to get experience. Whether it is a job or simply time spent shadowing a veterinarian, people are reluctant to take a chance on people who haven’t proven themselves in that specific niche before. It’s understandable, after all, given Read More …

UC Davis 4th Year Clinics – Clinical Pathology

The clinical pathology rotation is not a rotation that takes place inside the teaching hospital, instead you meet in one of the microscope classrooms in the Multi-Purpose Teaching Building. # of Students: 1/4 of the class size (30-35 students) # of Residents: 1-3 # of Faculty: 1-2 Hours: Variable, but typically you arrive 8-9am get Read More …

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: I Have a Low GPA, How Can I Improve My Application?

Sharon, My name is JP and I really want to be a vet. I’m 21, just graduated with my Bachelors in biology and applied to vet school. My problem is that my GPA is crap. I graduated with an overall 2.7. I understand that it isn’t going to change now that I have the degree. Read More …