Do I have the credentials for vet school? If not what else can I do?
Courses I took: Math: Algebra, geometry, algebra II and trig, currently taking pre-calc. Science: Currently in 4th year of Honors agriculture, living environment (basically NY speak for basic bio), chemistry, marine science. Language: 8 years school Spanish classes, little Chinese (I grew up in a half Chinese family), currently TRYING to learn basic American Sign Language. AP Classes: Currently taking AP English and AP Government, next term will be taking AP Economics. Before AP English I was in Honors English for 3 years. Grades: My grades are good but not fantastic. My average junior year was an 88. My grades in math are not very good, mostly 70-75's. I usually do well in science, but chemistry I got 75-80's. English is one of my best subjects, I usually get 90's. Agriculture, I usually get 90's. Really the only thing that brings my grades down is math, and I know math and science are the most important. I have a lot of other stuff besides my grades, I have a ton of experience with animals and a lot of leadership, community service, etc. Community Service: I volunteered at the local library for 5 years, teaching kids to read. Volunteered at in environmental center for 4 years, doing basic animal care and participating in animal science classes for children. I was a volunteer at a therapeutic riding center where I worked with horses as well as disabled children. Through the FFA, I've organized and participated in canned food drives, military donation drives, and charity bake sales, as well as educational elementary school visits where we taught kids about animals. Leadership: National FFA Organization: Member since freshman year. Sophomore year elected Greenhand President. Junior year elected President. Currently serving as Student Advisor. Equine Team: Member since Freshman year, currently Co-Captain. Fundraising Committee: Co-Chair Newsletter Committee: Co-Chair, last year and currently (Committees and teams are through FFA) Extracurriculars: Equine team 3 years Currently on Small Animal Care team, will compete at State level in May Agricultural Communications sophomore year Senior Quiz Bowl junior year Honors/Awards: Greenhand Degree Star Greenhand Award- Awarded to freshman Greenhand Degree recipient who showed the most improvement and involvement in FFA Chapter Degree- highest award at Chapter level Ag. Communications: 3rd placed team at State level, ranked Top 5 in State individual category Senior Quiz Bowl: Gold Ranked team at State level Prepared Public Speaking: 1st place at District level Work Experience: Belmont Stakes Day (1-day job at Belmont Racetrack) College Animal Research Facility- basic animal care in lab used by biology professors and pre-med students I also have a job interview TOMORROW at a VET OFFICE. It's through a youth employment program at school, so it's pretty much guaranteed. Other experience: I grew up with 8 cats (not at the same time!! lol) One had hyperthyroid and kidney problems. I helped give her medicine (through syringe and pills) and for a while helped administer a saline solution before my stepmother took over the job. Unfortunately she died recently. My other cat currently has diabetes, so I know a lot about diabetes in animals and the problems that come with it. I've also grown up with frogs and fish. At school I work closely with rodents, poultry, and exotic birds. We also have a barn there with alpacas, goats, and mini horses. Are these enough credentials for vet school? Or are my grades just not good enough and it's all been a waste? I plan on going to a college with a pre-veterinary program and majoring in animal science, veterinary science, or veterinary technology. If I don't make it into vet school, what else can I do with these degrees? Please, I need whatever answers I can get, about getting into vet school. I've been so stressed out about this whole thing, to the point where I literally cannot breathe because of the anxiety.
Asked By: Ashley Tangerine - 10/8/2011
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95% of all that stuff you listed above does not matter... More
Answered By: altaira_3 - 10/8/2011
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You need a bachelors degree and experience in the field to apply to vet school. Nothing you do in high school matters.
Answered By: eri - 10/8/2011
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