18 Ten steps to becoming a Vet


Have working Hours

In addition to academic requirements, candidates are expected to have animal experience and to have worked with a veterinarian for a minimum of 500 hours.

Participate in Research

Research programs are a great way to stand out in your applications to Vet schools.

Maintain a high GPA Maintain a high GPA

The average GPA of those students who are accepted into a veterinary medical school program is 3.6 (2017-2018 application cycle).

Have Community Service hours

Having community service hours makes your application stand out as a student.

Shadow a Vet

Shadowing local vets allows you to get a sneak peek into how life would be to become a veterinarian. This gives you the opportunity to be 100% sure you like that career path.


Keep Track of all Experience

Most clinics will have you keep a time card or sign in sheet to keep track of the hours you volunteer

Obtain A Bachelor’s degree

A bachelor’s degree is a four-year degree meaning it typically takes four years of full-time study to complete your bachelor’s degree. In these four years, you will complete 120 semester credits or around 40 college courses.

Have letters of Recommendation

Colleges often ask for two or three recommendation letters from people who know you well. These letters should be written by someone who can describe your skills, accomplishments and personality.

Talk to Advisers

Advisors want to listen, help you find a solution, and get you connected to professional resources.


Take GRE

The Graduate Record Examination, or GRE, is an important step in the graduate school or business school application process.



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