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post #11 of 20 Old 11-05-2013, 07:50 PM
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Quick tips for applying!
Try to find as MANY scholarships as you can! Not as many people are trying to become equine vets, so pursue scholarships in that area. Doing a bunch of community service will boost your chances of getting scholarships. Maybe donate your time to a Therapeutic Riding facility? Scholarship foundations want to know that the recipient of their scholarship definitely cares about those around them.
Also, apply to many big ticket schools: UC Davis, UCLA, UCSB. The more schools accept you, the more other schools will want you.
Also, if you can't get into a UC, don't worry! The community colleges often have a system where you can go to a CC then apply to a UC. Just make sure you get the classes that you need!
The CC in my town, SBCC, is #1 community college in the US so a few of my friends have come to Santa Barbara to go to SBCC and transfer to UCSB.
I'm also going through the process of applying to schools, but private art schools!
Good luck!
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Quick tips for applying!
Try to find as MANY scholarships as you can! Not as many people are trying to become equine vets, so pursue scholarships in that area. Doing a bunch of community service will boost your chances of getting scholarships. Maybe donate your time to a Therapeutic Riding facility? Scholarship foundations want to know that the recipient of their scholarship definitely cares about those around them.
Also, apply to many big ticket schools: UC Davis, UCLA, UCSB. The more schools accept you, the more other schools will want you.
Also, if you can't get into a UC, don't worry! The community colleges often have a system where you can go to a CC then apply to a UC. Just make sure you get the classes that you need!
The CC in my town, SBCC, is #1 community college in the US so a few of my friends have come to Santa Barbara to go to SBCC and transfer to UCSB.
I'm also going through the process of applying to schools, but private art schools!
Good luck!
Thank you for the tip! It really means a lot to me! I will keep all of this in mind. =)
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post #13 of 20 Old 11-05-2013, 08:27 PM
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I have also heard that if you are looking into vet school don't get an animal sciences type degree its all about the difficulty of the degree. Which means a biochemistry major has a better chance at getting into vet school than an equine sciences major. I would also say if you are doing the vet school thing, do undergrad at a school with a vet school. Work in the clinic as a reception, tech or whatever you can get. Make friends with the faculty/doctors, they will eventually give you references and may be on the admissions board for the vet school. Spend your summers doing internships in the field you are looking for ie don't work at fast food places or even a small animal vet practice if you want to work in equine (work at an equine practice). Remember vet schools turn down valedictorians from ivy league schools everyday. So, be ready to be an outstanding candidate and that means starting now to build your resume to be the strongest candidate. Its a great combination of who you know and what you know. They want you to know vets and know how to work hard.

If you are interested in rehabilitation it may be worth it to investigate acupuncture and massage therapy. These are areas that are very popular in certain areas and can be financially rewarding. The education component will be significantly less of an investment than vet school. The acupuncture side of things is all human acupuncture more commonly with some fairly rare animal based programs in development.
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post #14 of 20 Old 11-06-2013, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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I have also heard that if you are looking into vet school don't get an animal sciences type degree its all about the difficulty of the degree. Which means a biochemistry major has a better chance at getting into vet school than an equine sciences major. I would also say if you are doing the vet school thing, do undergrad at a school with a vet school. Work in the clinic as a reception, tech or whatever you can get. Make friends with the faculty/doctors, they will eventually give you references and may be on the admissions board for the vet school. Spend your summers doing internships in the field you are looking for ie don't work at fast food places or even a small animal vet practice if you want to work in equine (work at an equine practice). Remember vet schools turn down valedictorians from ivy league schools everyday. So, be ready to be an outstanding candidate and that means starting now to build your resume to be the strongest candidate. Its a great combination of who you know and what you know. They want you to know vets and know how to work hard.

If you are interested in rehabilitation it may be worth it to investigate acupuncture and massage therapy. These are areas that are very popular in certain areas and can be financially rewarding. The education component will be significantly less of an investment than vet school. The acupuncture side of things is all human acupuncture more commonly with some fairly rare animal based programs in development.

Okay thank you. =)
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post #15 of 20 Old 11-25-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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okay thank you ^^

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post #16 of 20 Old 11-25-2013, 05:17 PM
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I didn't read the majority of posts before me but I'd look into Texas A&M and Tarelton, I know A&M has one of the best vet schools and Tarleton has equine business, production and science courses.

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post #17 of 20 Old 11-25-2013, 05:49 PM
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If you want to stay in CA-check out Kellogg college-they have a horse program-the Kellogg Arabians are pretty famous. Also UC Davis is a renowned vet school. And there are others also. Kellogg is in So. Cal, Davis is up North about halfway between Sacramento & San Francisco. Good luck & get & keep those grades as high as possible-the competition to get in is fierce.
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post #18 of 20 Old 11-25-2013, 07:34 PM
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Penn state has a good pre vet degree and equine science minor. They also have a quarter horse breeding program, that you as a student can be involved in.
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It's a bit strange to me that some of the bigger colleges didn't make that top 10 like Colorado State or Texas A&M. Big equine schools.
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post #20 of 20 Old 11-26-2013, 05:36 AM
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I have also heard that if you are looking into vet school don't get an animal sciences type degree its all about the difficulty of the degree. Which means a biochemistry major has a better chance at getting into vet school than an equine sciences major.
If you are interested in any of the vet schools, look at the information here. There are links to a lot of good information applicable to any of the major vet schools.

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