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Applying to Veterinary School

Howdy Ags! Well, my senior year is finally here! WHOOP! I can't wait for the month of May because that means GRADUATION and all of my hard work will have paid off. But what am I doing after graduation, you ask? Well, I am currently applying to veterinary school. (I'm actually working on the application at this very moment.) I hope to get into veterinary school here at Texas A&M, but I have also applied to the University of Florida and the University of California (UC) Davis, so either of those will be fine too! Anyways, I wanted to give you an overview of the application process if you are considering applying. I get a lot of questions on my tours about the application, so I figured I would address it now.

My biggest advice to you is to start the application EARLY! You will need several months to complete it, because let's face it: we all like to procrastinate. But let me back up a second. Just to clarify, there are several different applications. Texas A&M uses Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS), and then they also have a secondary application for you to fill out. For the majority of the out of state schools, though, you have a different application. They use the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) and each out of state school also has a secondary application as well. It's confusing, I know. It took me several days to figure out what was going on, especially because each application has a different deadline. But once you figure out what you're doing, it's not too bad. It's just a long tedious process and you have to be patient and stay on top of everything.

My next advice to you is making sure you get everything in on time! Your transcripts, GRE scores, evaluations, applications, and payments all have different deadlines and all need time to be processed. So like I said before, stay on top of things! Make a chronological check list of things that are due. This is especially helpful if you are applying to more than one school. Also, set deadlines for yourself. I had no free time during the summer because I took a summer class and worked, so to stay on top of things, I had to make deadlines for myself. I strongly recommend doing this even if you aren't busy!

Hopefully this cleared some things up about the application process. Good luck to everyone that has applied to veterinary school and good luck to everyone on your midterms!