Vet School How-To, Getting Accepted
On yesterday’s program, we talked about the steep acceptance curve which is known as the field of veterinary medicine. With something like 12 to 13,000 applications for vet school each year with roughly 3,800 admitted, it’s tricky to get the math to math. If you or someone you know is trying to get your application to the top, what will give you the leg up?
I recently had a chance to talk to the founding Dean of Rocky Vista University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Robert Murtaugh…
“Good grades and doing well in school are important, but the difference makers are often things around that experience level, who writes letters for you, and some of the soft skills if you will. So work on your communication skills and your emotional intelligence and some of those other things that make you stand out. If you can get a publication in your undergrad or do some presentations, show some evidence of pursuit of new knowledge and growth, that’s helpful as well.”
He also really encouraged experience in the field whether that be in a lab or an actual vet clinic.