Tag: vet school

Book Review: Vet School Survival Guide

Some time in the recent past, I thought to myself, “I wonder if there is a guide to help those who are applying to vet school?  If not, maybe that’s something I could write!”  I looked on Amazon and the result was this book.  The Vet School Survival Guide: Notes from a Back Row Student

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Going Back to School

Well, here we are, going back to school in the midst of a contagious, virulent, very bad pandemic. Just as cases are going up, thousands of students will be interacting with people inside spaces. I don’t know if that’s necessarily bad, but I understand it can be anxiety-inducing. I think my single piece of advice

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What Questions Will They Ask in My Vet School Interview?

I have been reluctant to write this post for a while.  Not because I feel like discussing interview questions is cheating.  As we have covered before, preparation is expected for an interview- if you don’t research and prepare, you are shooting yourself in the foot.   I think my reluctance centers around two issues:  There are

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Working with Underserved/Marginalized/Low SES Populations

In my post giving about advice on how to maximize your time during vet school for success, I mentioned getting time working with underserved/marginalized/low socioeconomic status (UML for the purposes of this article) groups.  One of my editors said, “Why?” I thought that was a great question and deserved its own article. As always, this

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Doing the Best Phone Interview

By The Pharmducator The last time I did a phone interview I was a senior vet student applying for internships. Therefore, I do not have the experience with this format that I do with any other. However, my significant other has been interviewing like a fiend for the past 6 months and has done numerous

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How to Manage Student Loans

Higher education has become incredibly expensive. There are many reasons for this, including expanding administrator numbers and salaries, declining state support, schools expanding offerings to compete for paying clients (students), and a bubble for student loans. Regardless, you want to go to vet school (or are in vet school) and need to figure out how

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How to Successfully Seek Assistance

Do you have a hard time asking for help?  Talking to people? There are a lot of veterinary professionals out there who have a hard time with both of these.  Veterinarians are notoriously self-reliant and independent. Imagine the early days with the lone vet out there on house calls- you didn’t have a cell phone

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Choosing Letters of Recommendation as an Undergrad

So you’re planning to apply to vet school and need letters of recommendation. These should be easy to ask for, but who to ask? There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for this, so let’s look at the options. 1) A vet with whom you have worked. This is probably at a private practice clinic in your hometown

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Recommendation Letters Series

Asking for letters of recommendation is hard, which we have discussed before. In addition, from whom should you get letters of recommendation? This differs depending on what position you are applying for, I have create four separate posts for each of my audiences: Those applying for vet school. Those applying for internships. Those applying for

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