What are some good colleges for people who want to be a veterinarian?
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Sa'Larra asked: Best college to become a veterinarian?, and one of the Pros who answered it said:
Thanks for your question. U.S. News & World Report has a listed of what they believe are the "best" veterinary schools in the U.S. You can find the list at this link:
It would be a good idea to find some schools you may be interested in. Go to their websites and find out what it takes to get admitted. You will find information on what GPA you'll need, what kind of classes you'll need to have completed, and so on. Once you find this out it will help you select the right major or classes to take in college...
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Lot of colleges have veterinary schools along with them. There are naturally pre-veterinary programs you can take at those colleges. Just off the top of my head, UC Davis, Tufts, Texas A&M, University of Pennsylvania comes to mind. Just Googling colleges with veterinary schools will show you all of them and you can do further research. Good luck!
The most important things in wanting to be a veterinarian are:
- Get a great undergrad experience with strength in science (still, vet schools are looking for well rounded people).
- GET EXPERIENCE in a clinic/farm/etc. Most of us vets were assistants in our teen years/early 20s.
There are only 30 vet schools in the country. All are accredited and offer fantastic training. The best bet to be accepted is to apply to your in state vet school. The acceptance rate for vet schools is approximately 10-15% of applicants, so you need to make yourself stand out. The schools have the advantage here.
Please also research the state of veterinarian medicine, including the student debt to income ratio, which is the highest of all advanced doctorate degrees.