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Michigan State University students going to be a Vet.?

Michigan State University students going to be a Vet.? Topic: Minimum admissions requirements for university
July 20, 2019 / By Rigby
Question: If you're already at MSU and you're going for Veterinary school can you tell me what it's like? How hard was it to get in? What classes are you taking and what are you doing? I'll be a junior in high school next year and I've been thinking about Vet school for forever! Please share your experiences!
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Merton Merton | 9 days ago
I am a rising sophomore at another veterinary school, but I can tell you that most of our experiences are all similar. Day to day, vet school is fun, you get to be in a close-knit group of people that all share the same dream (to be a vet -- although we all vary greatly in what we actually want to do!) The stress can be overwhelming at times, and we've already lost a few classmates during the first year alone, because their grades were not up to par. Getting into vet school was the hardest thing I've ever accomplished (after getting through my first year, anyway!) You'll need a very competitive GPA, usually a minimum of 3.3, especially in your required science courses. You'll also need at least 200-400 or more hours of hands-on animal experience, especially in the fields of veterinary medicine or research. Once you begin your undergraduate degree, you'll take all of your required courses (mostly sciences, some math, etc), which your guidance counselor can provide or you can find on each vet school's website. Here is the admissions information for Michigan State's vet school: http://cvm.msu.edu/student-information/dvm-program-admissions/requirements-for-doctor-of-veterinary-medicine Also, this is a really good page from Michigan State's vet school with specifics for high-school students to focus on: http://cvm.msu.edu/student-information/pre-college-preparation/high-school-preparation I personally did not plan on entering vet school when I was in college. I had toyed around with the idea, but I knew it was extremely difficult and my GPA was only a 3.12 when I graduated. I worked in research for a year before realizing that veterinary medicine truly was my calling. I took a few classes in my spare time to bring my GPA up a little, and fulfill the pre-reqs I was missing. I also began working as a technician at a veterinary clinic. I spent one year working at a dog and cat clinic, and then one year at an exotic animal clinic. I also volunteered on weekends at a shelter, and for a animal spay and neuter program. I applied to vet school two years in a row -- the first year I only applied to my in-state school and two out-of-state schools that don't accept many out-of-staters. I wasn't accepted the first time around, although I did make it through the first cut. The second time, I sat down and researched which of the 28 vet schools in the US actually let in a large amount of out-of-state students, and I applied to those, and was accepted to two of them. The best piece of advice I can give you is to maintain a high GPA, attend a four-year college and keep your grades high, and gain a variety of experience. Good luck!!
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Merton Originally Answered: Is University of Michigan or Michigan State a better school? and don't side because you went there?
MSU has a higher acceptance rate but, consequently, the average GPA and SAT/ACT score of accepted applicants are lower. This might mean that UM has higher academic standards, if not credentials (more than half of UM students had high school GPA's of 3.75 or above). UM has a much higher number of graduate students than MSU making MSU more undergraduate-centered. The UM student body is more diverse than that of MSU with a higher percentage of out-of-state students and non-white students. MSU tuition rates are lower than at UM (by a few thousand dollars). The most popular majors at MSU are: Business/Marketing, Communications/Journalism, Social Sciences, Biology, Engineering, Health Professions, Psychology. The most popular majors at UM are: Social Sciences, Engineering, Psychology, Biology, Business/Marketing, English, Visual and Performing Arts, Foreign Languages and Literature At UM, a higher percentage of men and women are involved in Greek life. PROS MSU: Great location, attractive campus, friendly student body, world-class programs, solid grounding in research methods and SLA theory, lots of people, plenty of clubs and organizations, great school spirit, good engineering, comm arts, business school, diverse student population, nice campus, quality education, wide variety of course/major offering, excellent study abroad programs, great, flexible honors college. UM: Security, food, overall "nice-ness," location, academics, integrity, social atmosphere, enthusiastic teachers, vast resources and opportunities, plenty of clubs and organizations, the city Cons for both would probably be large class sizes for some subjects. I'm sorry if this isn't very balanced/helpful, I only know much about MSU and had to look everything up for U of M. Hope this helps!
Merton Originally Answered: Is University of Michigan or Michigan State a better school? and don't side because you went there?
the two Universities suck . . . you're greater effective off going to an area college and saving your money!!! Maximize your grades in a single year a million. throughout 300 and sixty 5 days 2 you could prepare the college of Michigan and Michigan State, consistent with possibility you will get fortunate and get into U of M ( a international classification college) . . . MSU is likewise incredibly ranked, you in addition to might can not pass incorrect with U of M Dearborn. With the economic device doing undesirable, an area college is a strong money saving gadget for years a million and a couple of.

Jordie Jordie
It is incredibly hard to get into. There are only 27 vet schools in the US. All are equally difficult to get into. When your in college you need at least a 3.8 GPA. Good Luck but that is a long way off. Focus on getting into college first.
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Jordie Originally Answered: What can you contribute (culturally) to the michigan state university campus life?
Why not focus on your culture? (That's not the same thing as race anyway.) It's not like you can imitate someone else's culture... Teaching other students about Indian dance would be a good place to start; people should learn that it's more complex and diverse than the shows put on for tourists. Not that doing shows for tourists is wrong, it just gives people a narrow view of what the custom is about. MSU is famous for its collection of trees planted around the campus; some are not native to Michigan, or even North America, but many are. It might be interesting to find out the native names for the trees and update the information plaques - many of which are damaged or missing. (Sorry for the confusion - lots of us still say 'Indian' for natives. Maybe you can explain how you would clear up that confusion for your fellow students...)
Jordie Originally Answered: What can you contribute (culturally) to the michigan state university campus life?
Battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy! I desire State wins, U of M is much too cocky and smug. I reside in Michigan myself and do not quite maintain both workforce. But if I needed to select one I'd select MSU palms down. BTW I'm a Central fan! FIRE UP CHIPS!

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