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How exclusive is the vet program

I'm looking at becoming a vet I'm just wondering how hard the program is to get into #veterinary-medicine #veterinary-technician

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James Constantine’s Answer

Hi Cole,

The selectiveness of veterinary programs can differ based on the particular program and its location. As stated by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the U.S. houses 30 recognized veterinary medicine colleges, collectively accepting roughly 8,500 students each year. However, the number of hopefuls greatly surpasses this number. To illustrate, over 12,000 applicants vied for these positions in 2020, leading to an acceptance rate of about 68%.

Moreover, certain veterinary schools boast higher acceptance rates compared to others. For instance, based on information from the National Veterinary Medical Services Association (NVMSA), institutions like Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and St. George’s University have acceptance rates exceeding 85%. Conversely, schools such as Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and University of California–Davis School of Veterinary Medicine have acceptance rates falling below 50%.

Acceptance is influenced by factors such as academic achievement (GPA and MCAT scores), application completeness (timely submission of all necessary documents), and interview performance. Some schools may also take into account extracurricular activities, work experience, or personal statements.

For those eyeing a career as a veterinary technician instead of a veterinarian, the prerequisites and competition levels are generally less rigorous. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) states that there are over 140 recognized programs in the U.S., with a collective intake capacity of around 4,500 students each year. However, only about half of applicants secure a spot in these programs.

In conclusion, both veterinary and veterinary technician programs exhibit a degree of selectiveness due to limited availability and high demand. However, the level of competition greatly differs among various institutions. Aspiring students should conduct comprehensive research on individual programs to fully grasp their specific requirements and acceptance probabilities.

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Nancy’s Answer

Hi Cole.
To be admitted to Vet School, one must graduate with at least a 3.4 GPA from a 4 year college, with a focus on biology, chemistry, or other sciences. It helps to have worked as a Vet Tech first.


I wish you lots of luck!

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