I want to go to veterinary school. Now what?

You don’t need to do all the groundwork needed to choose a veterinary school yourself.  Vet School Bound provides you with the most current information available on costs, class sizes, and prerequisites for U.S. and Caribbean veterinary schools. You can find information about becoming a veterinarian and what veterinary life is like at IWantToBeAVeterinarian.org.

Step 1: Work or volunteer with a veterinarian to gain experience with animals
Step 2: Use the maps here to compare costs
Step 3: Compare prerequisites between schools
Step 4: Gather your GPA & test scores, including GRE
Step 5: Apply through VMCAS; make sure to verify your prerequisites

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A VETERINARY SCHOOL?

Many other factors should go into choosing your veterinary school.

 

  • Do you want to be close to home, live somewhere new or is location not a deciding factor for you?
  • Is the focus of the school — research programs, emphasis on production medicine, flexible curriculum, etc. – important to you?
  • Is instruction primarily lecture or problem based learning?
  • Are the class sizes relatively large or small? Learn more.
  • Are clinical rotations onsite or will you be sent to local veterinary clinics for clinical training?