Q&A: Taking Time Off After Graduation – Are There Time Constraints On Vet School Applications?

I would like to join the Peace Corps at some point, and I believe that after receiving my bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, and before enrolling in veterinary school would be the best time. I was wondering if there were any time constraints on application of veterinary school, such as if I had to apply within Read More …

Pre-Health Conference 2014 at UC Davis

The 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference at UC Davis is coming up! This conference is a venue where undergraduate students interested in careers in health-related fields can learn about different health fields and specialties as well as what the admissions process is like for these schools. It’s a lot of very useful information crammed into two 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: My Hearts Not In What I’m Currently Doing, But Am I Smart Enough To Switch to Pre-Vet?

Hi there, My name is SB and I’m a 19 year old musical theatre student in Canada. These past few months have been very hard for me as I have discovered that I want to change my career path. I have always dreamed of a career in veterinary medicine and since I have been putting 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 …

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 …

Q&A: Non-Traditional Student with an MBA but a LOW GPA from Years Back – Am I On The Right Track?

I have been following your blog since January of this year, shortly after I made the decision to become a Veterinarian. Needless to say, I quit corporate America after 5 years in and dove head first into the  pre-vet curriculum. My undergraduate degree is in photography and like you I photograph any opportunity that comes Read More …

Q&A: What’s The Difference Between Animal Experience and Veterinary Experience?

Dear Sharon, I simply can’t express how helpful your blog has been to me, even though I’m in the earliest stages of preparing to apply to vet school. I’m happy to donate to keep your posts coming, with the amount information as I’ve already absorbed! I love that you and so many of your readers Read More …