Dr. Frank’s Answer
Here are some things you can do to help yourself be a competitive applicant for vet school.
Work with a vet is a great plus! Looking for ways to work with a vet, from interning to volunteering, is a great start.
Work with animals. Take science courses.
Research colleges with vet school in mind.
Keep track of your experience!
In addition, taking a pre-vet or comparable curriculum, that is, one that includes math and several science courses such as biology and chemistry will help also.
Gain as much broad exposure to veterinary medicine as possible. Consider job shadowing with veterinarians, scientists, working on a farm or volunteering at an animal shelter.
Usually the majority of School of Veterinary Medicine around the country, requires a minimum number of hours (180) of animal, veterinary and biomedical work and/or experience. However, admitted applicants have an average of 2,500–3,000!