What information do I need about veterinary school?
You don’t need to do all the groundwork needed to choose a veterinary school yourself. The VIN Foundation has created Vet School Bound, a website with the most current information available on costs, class sizes, and prerequisites for U.S., U.K., Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, and Caribbean veterinary schools.
Many factors go into choosing a veterinary school
For some students, its important to be close to home; others way want to live somewhere completely different. There are also students who care less about the location and more about the focus of the school-is it known for its research programs, focus on production medicine, flexible curriculum? These are both important things to consider, but other factors such as cost, prerequisites, class size, etc should also play a role.
New veterinarians with less loan debt have a head start. A lighter loan burden translates into more financial flexibility, and increased possibilities. Recent grads may be able to pursue an internship or residency, or even take a new job in their dream location without worrying as much about meeting the minimum requirements to pay back their loans. Yes, your vet school experience is important, but the rest-of-your-life experience is even more so!
- How much will my veterinary education cost?
- What prerequisites do I need for veterinary school?
- What are my chances of getting into veterinary school?
- What experience do I need for veterinary school?
- How can I apply smarter to veterinary school?
Vet School Bound is a combination of resourceful videos and informational maps to help you prepare for veterinary school. As always, our door is open for feedback, comments, or suggestions.