Experience

How Did You Navigate Vet School As One of the Few Black Students?

How Did You Navigate Vet School As One of the Few Black Students?

While in vet school, I never received a lecture from someone who looked like me. I never had a resident, chief, or intern who looked like me. I felt as though there was a magnifying glass on me throughout the time I was student and I knew some of my classmates thought I got in due to something like affirmative action until they realized everything that was listed in my resume...

How Did You Get Your Animal Experience?

How Did You Get Your Animal Experience?

It's great that you are being proactive in your quest to go to vet school. Here are some prep tips to help you along the way (they worked well for me).

1. You mentioned you live on a farm and have worked with some animals, but not in an "official" capacity. Guess what? You are already developing skills that some first year vet students don't possess. Focus on learning things like breeds of the different species, lingo, animal handling, and the different kinds of meds used on the farm, including when they are used. Knowing this information at an early stage makes remembering concepts second nature (and sometimes easier to learn certain material) by the time you get to vet school...