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post #1 of 20 Old 04-23-2013, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Question Best Equine Veterinary Medicine Colleges?

Hello! I am a high school student on my way to becoming a veterinarian. I know it is a loooonggg and rough process but I am more than willing to put in the time and effort it takes. I would like to specialize in equine but what I am really wanting to specialize in is equine reproduction. What are some good colleges that provide equine veterinary degrees and are there any that have a branch for equine reproduction?
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Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and Colorado State are the ones I'm most familiar with. A friend of mine went to K State and he's currently doing a residency in Oklahoma as an equine vet.

Colorado State seems to be the name I see most often related to equine research.

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I have to add a vote for OSU, Oklahoma State. They are unbelievably awesome! When I first moved here, I used a vet just down the street from me and got tired of high prices, always having to be referred to OSU or a specialist in Edmond, yada yada yada...... I went to OSU and started just cutting out the middleman, I know take EVERY horse to OSU for Emergency, routine, and breeding and I couldn't be happier.

We moved to AZ and I found a vet I liked....Guess where he graduated from? YUP! OSU! LOL! We eventually left AZ to come back to OK and OSU was a HUGE part of the decision. If you can get in there, you will have an excellent education and career after graduation.
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Massey University - New Zealand, has a world renowned equine medicine department plus the weather there is great!
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My BFF went to LSU (Louisiana). There is also Texas A&M.
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Its less about what vet school has a good equine program and more about where you go to your externships. I would find a dream job location and figure out where the vets graduated from. All programs are going to teach large and small medicine. The difference is going to be in where their students graduate and work. Equine specialization is one of the most demanding specialties and getting into a rood and riddle or a large equine hospital is less about having great grades and graduating from a good position and more about having great references from summer jobs and internships/externships with horses.
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Auburn also has a good vet school.
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post #8 of 20 Old 04-24-2013, 01:48 AM
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UC Davis is outstanding. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, you should apply to many when the time comes.
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Penn, Virginia Tech and you of Georgia.
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post #10 of 20 Old 04-24-2013, 07:51 AM
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Texas A&M, of course! But, LSU is very good too. Haven't dealt with any others, but I'm sure they're just as good.
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