Volunteers Needed for UC Davis 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference

As a follow up to this post announcing the 12th Annual Pre-Health Conference at UC Davis and my participation as a speaker, I wanted to pass on to you that there is a need for volunteers to help with the conference! As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to help out manage speakers, set 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 …

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 ┬ápre-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 …

Q&A: I’m Doubting Myself – Do I Really Have a Chance?

I just had a question about applications. As you know it is coming up super fast. I am super depressed because I don’t feel as though I can get in but I want to apply and at least try. My gpa is only a 3.19 just took the gre so I do no know my Read More …

Q&A: I’m About To Start Graduate School But I Want To Be A Vet

Hi Shar, I found your blog while searching the internet. I will be starting a PhD program in microbiology soon, but I really feel that veterinary medicine would be a better fit. I missed the deadlines for this year and ended up accepting the graduate school offer. I have a great undergraduate gpa and a Read More …

Q&A: Changing Careers – How To Complete Science Pre-Requesites

I recently discovered your blog and cannot describe how grateful I am to you for doing this! I am currently going through a very similar transition to yours (I’m a UC Berkeley Psychology graduate, working in the psych field for 2 years now and now thinking seriously about a switch into veterinary science), and so Read More …

Q&A: Single Parent with a Job — Struggling with a Low Science GPA

Hi Sharon, I’m a non-traditional student (30 years old) and I have about 4 (possibly 5) more pre-requisites to take before I’ll qualify to apply. Can I ask you what your thoughts are on me getting into vet school given my situation? Obviously there are things that every entrance committee will like/not like and everyone’s Read More …

A Letter To My Dogs

To ALL of my dogs, We may not have met under the best of circumstances. Some of you were lost, some of you had no home, and an increasing number of you had your home run away from you. I know little of your history but I know I love each and every one of Read More …

Q&A: Long Time to Complete Bachelor’s, When to Apply and Take the GREs

I was wondering if my situation would hinder me in any way application process. I started school at the University of Scranton as a biology/pre-vet major back in 2001 and switched to pre-med after much persuasion from friends and family. After putting in many of hours of volunteer at local hospitals and studying for the Read More …