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Pre-Vet Requirements

Requirements for individual veterinary schools are similar.  All require basic biology, chemistry, and math.   Most require a standardized admission test.   Most schools require either the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).   Very few schools require the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT).   In 2015 the MCAT is changing and will be 50% basic science and 50% behavioral science.  Exactly how that will affect veterinary schools has yet to be seen.  In addition, students also must write a personal statement and go through an interview.

Considerations When Applying

There are only 28 veterinary schools in North America.  Your state of residency will play a role in applying to veterinary school.  States without veterinary schools will have arrangements with neighboring schools to consider their students as state residents.  

When applying to veterinary school or any professional school, consider the profile of students you are competing with.  Most will have GPA of at least 3.5 and will score in the top 50th percentile on standardized admissions tests.  The only major difference between applicants will be their background, or experience.  So, what can you do to make yourself standout?

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