Finding Your Feet As A New Vet

There’s a lot more to get used to after you graduate from veterinary school aside from being called “doctor.” While veterinary school pushes you to think and find your voice, there’s always that safety net of someone overseeing you and essentially double checking you every step of the way. That sort of supervision is nice Read More …

Q&A: How to Find a Vet to Shadow & Learning NOT to Cry

Hi Sharon, I have just begun my search for a vet to shadow. So far I have visited one nearby hospital and plan on visiting several others. How do/did you go about finding a vet to shadow? Every time I go to hospitals or clinics, the vets are all super busy and constantly running around. Read More …

Veterinary Care Is So Expensive…Vets Must Be Greedy

Right? This is the never-ending battle that vets have to face on a daily basis — clients unable to pay for care, clients failing to make payments towards care provided, etc. If vets were compassionate people who loved animals, they would treat them for free if the client couldn’t afford to pay, right? Compassionate we 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: Can GRE & GPA Make Up For A Lack Of Experience?

I am currently a junior zoology major at Suny Oswego in NY. I have the opposite problem in that my GPA is not to lo I currently have a 3.3 but I have not had a lot of time to gain many experience hours. I am putting myself through college and have been working while Read More …

Q&A: I Might Not Be a Veterinarian All Because Of My GPA

I’m currently a sophomore in college and have only a 3.0. I work full time as a veterinary technician but have a constant battle in my mind if I have what it takes to be a veterinarian. I want nothing more in my life but I know that my GPA is no where even close Read More …

Q&A: Do I Even Have A Shot?

Hi Sharon – 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 Read More …

Q&A: How To Study For The GRE

Hi Sharon, Quick question about the GREs – how did you study for them and how long did you study for? ┬áIts been awhile since I studied for them and I’m having the hardest time but its only been a week of studying. I bought Barron’s New GRE and verbal workbook, thinking about getting the Read More …

Learning to Live with Student Debt

I am confident that each student mentally grapples with their debt (and the prospect of paying it back) in vastly different ways. There are likely some who become mentally obsessed with the money and live very carefully and economically so as to not accumulate more debt than absolutely necessary. These students may work during school Read More …

Vacation: A Time To Relax OR A Time To Get Ahead?

Here I am, enjoying my “last summer of freedom” before I devote myself to a career that doesn’t exactly embrace the Monday through Friday 9-5 schedule that so many people are used to (much less the luxury of summers off that we, students, and teachers alike enjoy). While I am enjoying my “vacation” time, I Read More …