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 …

2013 California Veterinary Economic Issues Survey

The CVMA has published the 2013 Economic Issues Survey, a report compiling statistics that they gathered from veterinarians throughout California to provide a perspective of how much money veterinarians in California are earning, benefits received, and what factors seem to affect the amount of money veterinarians earn. You can see the report here:¬†http://www.cvma.net/userfiles/uploads/CVMAEconomicIssuesSurveyReport.pdf Given that 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 …

UC Davis 4th Year Clinics – Community Surgery

Community Surgery is a relatively new rotation at Davis. The idea behind the rotation is to give students the chance to practice their surgical skills so as to enter the job market with more than just 3 surgeries under their belt. The focus is on spay & neuter, but you will probably have 1-2 other Read More …

UC Davis 4th Year Clinics – Companion Avian & Pet Exotics (CAPE)

CAPE, or the companion and avian pet exotics service was not a required rotation for the students on the small animal track, though I felt it was invaluable to me as I have a desire to work with animals aside from dogs and cats. # of Students: 2-3 # of Residents: 1-3 # of Faculty: Read More …

UC Davis 4th Year Clinics – Companion Avian & Pet Exotics (CAPE)

CAPE, or the companion and avian pet exotics service was not a required rotation for the students on the small animal track, though I felt it was invaluable to me as I have a desire to work with animals aside from dogs and cats. # of Students: 2-3 # of Residents: 1-3 # of Faculty: Read More …

UC Davis 4th Year Clinics – Neurology & Neurosurgery

I will say that neuro was the most physically taxing service that I had during my 4th year. After neuro everything seemed easy, or at least manageable. # of Students: 2-6, but most likely 3-4 # of Residents: 2-3 # of Faculty: 1-2 And some fantastic techs to help you with just about anything & Read More …

UC Davis 4th Year Clinics – Soft Tissue Surgery

Soft tissue surgery is a great rotation for witnessing and assisting in surgeries of all types (just non-orthopedic). The service has a lot of fancy tools (laparascopy, LigaSure, etc.) that makes these procedures faster or less invasive but also makes it less applicable to what most of us are going to be seeing and doing Read More …

UC Davis 4th Year Clinics – Ophthalmology

Ophtho was one of my favorite rotations, and I honestly never expected it to be as I was previously squeamish about eye issues. All that is now behind me and I have come to appreciate how great and important eyes are! # of Students: 3-6 # of Residents: 2-3 # of Faculty: 1-3 You will 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 …