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:D Okay so I am living in California. And I want to get my masters in
Equine business and Equestrian Performance and Rehabilitation. The problem is my mom wants me to go somewhere in California but I cannot find any good colleges close? Do any of you know of any colleges close to California or at least in the U.s.a.? The most tuition I will pay is 60 thousand.
 

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I've never heard of colleges offering courses like that. I would check with Michigan State University since they breed Arabians and Quarter horses. I'm sure they would have something along the lines of what you are looking for.
 

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I've never heard of colleges offering courses like that. I would check with Michigan State University since they breed Arabians and Quarter horses. I'm sure they would have something along the lines of what you are looking for.

Okay thank you I will check. =)
 

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Okay thank you I will check. =)
I would also check college's in Kentucky since they have all of the TB's and maybe New York's Cornell University. They have a horse program there. But beware, there is cold weather in New York and Michigan, you Californian :lol:
 

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I would also check college's in Kentucky since they have all of the TB's and maybe New York's Cornell University. They have a horse program there. But beware, there is cold weather in New York and Michigan, you Californian :lol:
Hhaha that is okay. I am from Ireland so I am use to cold weather. =) Hahaha thank you again.
 

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I'm assuming that you're in high school and haven't yet applied to schools for an undergrad degree?
It sounds like you would want to pursue a veterinary degree, in which you might want to look at UC Davis, Cal Poly San Luis, Fresno State, for undergrad.
I highly recommend UC Davis for grad school as they are known for their excellent veterinary program.
Also, I wouldn't knock going out of state for school!
 

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I'm assuming that you're in high school and haven't yet applied to schools for an undergrad degree?
It sounds like you would want to pursue a veterinary degree, in which you might want to look at UC Davis, Cal Poly San Luis, Fresno State, for undergrad.
I highly recommend UC Davis for grad school as they are known for their excellent veterinary program.
Also, I wouldn't knock going out of state for school!

Yes I have one year left. And thank you I will look at these. =)
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

DVM Admissions :: North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
 
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