When apply to veterinary school, it is important to stress the skills that make you the best candidate for the program. Veterinary programs are not that common in the United States, and for that reason the application process can be very competitive. In order to increase your chances of getting in, you need to make sure you follow a few key tips on your application.
Your desire to be a vet should be viewed as the central idea of your application. That means that you need to focus on filling you application with things that apply to being a vet. If you don't have relevant experience to include, consider volunteering at a local pet shelter, helping out a city zoo, or taking classes in ecology or animal behavior.
Under no circumstances should you lie on your application, but it is also not a place to be modest. Don’t think that highlighting the significance of your achievements will in some way make you look cocky or conceited. Never downplay what you have done. If already have a firm grasp on some concepts of veterinary medicine, be sure to indicate that. If you have experience volunteering at a local animal hospital, be sure to include what you have learned and how it has helped you decide to become a vet. Always tell the complete truth, and be honest about how special your talents and achievements really are. Even if you don’t do it, other applicants will, and it is very possible that it will those applicants who get the spot.
Science skills are very important to getting into vet school. Since many classes that vet students take are similar to those that med students take, it is crucial to be skilled in biology and chemistry. Taking advanced classes or doing research in these areas is a great way to demonstrate that you are qualified for vet school.