Once you’ve decided which colleges you’re going to apply for, make sure you fulfill each school’s requirements. VMCAS has a helpful chart that organizes the necessary prerequisite courses (http://aavmc.org/data/files/vmcas/prereqchrt14.pdf), but I found it easier just to visit the website of the school I was interested in and read over the list of prerequisites. Out of the […]
Navigating the VMCAS
Since the vast majority of vet schools in North America use the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) during their application process, I thought I’d tell you some of the tricks I picked up during my round of applications. First off, I recommend getting started early. If you want to enter vet school in the […]
Animal Handling Skills: What Are They, and How Do I Get Them?
Animal handling skills don’t just involve various methods of safe, effective restraint for medical procedures. It also includes safely approaching a frightened dog, leash-walking rambunctious puppies, picking up aggressive cats, and handling animals so they remain calm throughout an examination. In other words, animal handling skills are any techniques used to approach, manipulate, and keep […]