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Is it better to have a masters degree when applying for Vet School?

I'm currently enrolled at URI for the Animal Science Pre Vet, and would like any advice that can help with getting into Vet School. #dvm #veterinary #animals


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Nirah’s Answer

I do not believe that a master's degree would significantly increase your chances of getting into veterinary school. Most applicants have a BS degree. However, if there is a field in which you are very interested, where a Master's would give you more training, go for it. Examples would include a master's in laboratory animal science if you are interested in pursuing a career in lab animal medicine, or perhaps a master's of public health if you are thinking of pursuing a career in public health. If your ultimate goal is to become a veterinarian, consider applying for both vet school and masters programs. If you don't get in to vet school on your first try, you will be able to attend grad school instead.

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Alana’s Answer

Very few people in class had a master's degree prior to vet school. I know a few people didn't get in their 1st time applying, so they went and got a master's degree and were able to get in afterwards. I think being well rounded on your application matters more than have an additional degree. But, like the other person said, if you want to do something a little more specialized, then you could look into master's degrees that you'd need for that.


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