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What accredited veterinary schools in the world have a relatively adequate acceptance rate?

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Michael’s Answer

Please allow me to say that your question contains some of your answer, or at least I'd like to answer by saying that most of what you should pay attention to is actually already in your question. The vet schools are ranked every year or two and those rankings do change a little over time. That being said, as with all other colleges or graduate schools, the rankings divide the schools into top-tier and what is perceived to be less competitive schools. So the top-tier, I think, is the schools more likely to have a low acceptance rate. (If you have the grades, then you might consider this type of school as having an adequate acceptance rate. Also, the people who run this type of school might put forth the same kind of argument, that a low acceptance rate leads to a selected student body that makes for a higher quality of education.) Less selective schools will practice what, I think, you mean by a relatively adequate acceptance rate, one that is a bit more realistically achievable. If this answer seems long-winded, it is partly because I want to not give the name of this or that veterinary school institution. Actually, one could say that very few people will be able to give you an answer about what the world holds. Yet there are people who spend their vet school days in one country and then do their internship or residency in another; even they will not be able to accurately compare schools across the globe. This brings me to my own experience. I went to what would be considered a top-tier vet school. I would say that this school provided me with a broad educational experience which I can appreciate even or especially today. When it came that I had to pass the equivalence exams in another country because I moved there for personal reasons; well, what was important for that country was slaughterhouse practices and swine medicine which, even though, I had gone to a top school was not part of what was particularly stressed in their curriculum. So, personal reasons did not allow me to prepare in an ideal fashion, but if I had been able to prepare for a career in any of those fields in my new country of residence, I probably should have gone to, say, Iowa. Iowa State University is an accredited vet school, and both of those fields were and are very well taught there, which learned later, at world class levels. Make your choice of schools that you apply to depending on what your career goals are first, then see if you can get in, may the acceptance rate be what it will be. And, yes, though veterinary medicine, by necessity, addresses local agricultural and cultural practices, it's not just education, it's a career that will allow you to travel if you choose to do that.

Thank you, Michael. I will definitely keep your answer in mind when applying. Very much appreciated. Wendy N.

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Hassan’s Answer

I couldn't find stats on Canada but it looks like there are only 5 schools up there. has an outline of how to become a Vet in CA.

This US blog has some insights,acceptance%20rate%20to%20vet%20school and the data maybe coming from here has a list of World Wide top schools and so does

I'm not sure it'd be viable to study in the US and then return to CA. The International tuition rates are very expensive and it may not be easy to get licensed CA with a US degree.

Thank you, Hassan. I'll definitely take a look at the links you've provided. Wendy N.