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is the university of Kentucky a good school to become a veterinarian?

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Todd’s Answer

Hi Kaylee, The University of Kentucky does not have a college of veterinary medicine, but does appear Kentucky students canapply to the CVM at Auburn as part of a regional agreement. You could definitely complete your undergraduate courses needed to apply to vet school (prerequisites) at the University of Kentucky, just be sure that the specific courses will be accepted by whatever Vet school you apply to in order to fulfill the prerequisites.

Todd recommends the following next steps:

You can find out more information about applying to the CVM at Auburn here: https://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/education/prospective-students/
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Elizabeth’s Answer

Hello Kaylee!

UK would certainly be a great choice for pre-vet coursework.

Each veterinary school has a list of prerequisites courses that you will need to complete before entering veterinary school - you can find them on the websites for each veterinary college.
You can major in whatever you'd like, as long as you successfully complete the prerequisite courses. Many students hoping to go to vet school major in animal science, or biology, but other majors can also be successful.
Keep in mind that most vet schools will consider your science GPA in addition to your overall GPA, and they will also consider your extracurricular and community service activities.

Not all states have a veterinary college, but states that do not have one have contracts with other schools for seats for their students. The pre-vet advisors can be good resources and will know the specifics for your state.

Elizabeth recommends the following next steps:

check out http://www.aavmc.org/becoming-a-veterinarian/what-to-know-before-you-apply/pre-vet-student-resources/ (lots of good information on this site)
UK's pre-vet website: https://www.uky.edu/academics/pre-professional/agriculture/pre-veterinary-science
Thank you comment icon thank you so much for answering! do you know what would be a good gpa to have in high school to get into vet school? kaylee
Thank you comment icon your undergrad GPA is what will be considered for vet school admissions. your high school GPA will be considered in undergrad admissions. Elizabeth Schilling
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Vivian’s Answer

Hi Kaylee! I would say definitely pick the college that you want to go to if the programs and professors are good! The more the school is known for a certain major, the more likely you will be able to prosper in it as the foundations of a veterinarian school might have more resources that you need. I researched the University of Kentucky on their website and it seems like a good school to apply for especially in the health care area and technology which they emphasize. You should definitely look more into what majors they offer and decide through that! You got this and good luck!!
Thank you comment icon I am really grateful you took the time to answer this question. kaylee
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