Whats the percentage of veterinarian graduates every year?
I have a lot of friends that want to become a vet when they are older. It worries me that they will be "chosen" to become one while the other have to choose a different path. So how often do vet students take the time to become a veterinarian? How many hours are used to be one? Is it really competitive? Whats the best school to get a veterinarian degree? #animals #veterinarian #veterinary #vetschool
A quick search for "veterinarian degree acceptance rates" tells us that for every 100 people who apply to go to vet school, 10-15 are admitted (10-15% acceptance rate). In comparison, Ivy League colleges have about a 5-7% acceptance rate on average. In short, yes, wanting to be a veterinarian will involve a competitive education path. Your chances of getting into a veterinarian program is about twice to three times as much as getting into Harvard. Not terrible, but not exactly easy either!
With that said, everyone who says they want to be a veterinarian when they are young will not decide to take a different path. I don't know much about this field, but after your bachelor's degree (four years on average), you will need to go to vet school (another four years). The rankings of programs and colleges can be found with a google search--those in the profession will have more insight. My best advice is to make decisions about your education with the end in mind: pick an undergraduate program, major, and extracurricular activities that will best help you reach your goal.
In addition, I would also encourage you to spend time developing your own interests and experiences and try not to compare yourself too much to your friends. We all do it and it's hard when you have friends who have the same career goals, but in my experience, overly competitive behavior with classmates and friends can be really stressful and lead to negative thinking. Just focus on what you love and even if you don't end up becoming a veterinarian, I have no doubt you'll find a career that's right for you.