How do I prepare for veterinary school? Is there a "good" major? What experience do I need?

How do I prepare for veterinary school? Is there a "good" major? What experience do I need?
January 24, 2017 (published) | March 15, 2017 (revised)
Alejandro Garcia

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Each veterinary school’s website lists the school’s application process and pre-requisites. In general you will need to take a number of classes including: biology, math, English, chemistry, and physics to apply. Veterinary schools will consider any undergraduate that has taken the courses required by that school. Most schools require you also take the GRE, get letters of recommendation, and submit a personal statement. Although there are generally not specific experience requirements, prospective veterinary students should acquire animal experience by working for or shadowing a veterinarian in private practice, in research, at a zoo, on a farm, or in an animal shelter.

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