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Old 03-17-2013, 09:09 PM
Location: Northern California
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Originally Posted by zugor View Post
Most likely she did apply to several schools in the states but did not get accepted. Check out these stats for VT's vet school applicants and admitted: 1,038 qualified apps, 127 students admitted.


I believe that those ratios are similar for almost all the schools in the US.
The article mentions she was rejected twice from UC Davis. It's possible that she applied to other schools as well, but after a certain point it would be a smarter plan to go into a related field instead of racking up so much debt at a private school. If the average vet school debt is $125k and she ended up with $300k, she is not representative of vet students as a whole.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:57 PM
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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Originally Posted by Eresh View Post
Yes, plus there are only around 28 vet schools in the country. So vet schools don't want to accept students from states that have their own vet school unless the student is just so so brilliant and extraordinary.

My friends daughter got accepted by the 3 vet schools she applied too and is now in her 3rd year at UC Davis which was her 1st choice the other two were out of state schools. I think the interview one does for vet school is very important. Her daughter is very confident and a very motivated person and I think that really made the difference as grade wise she did well but was not extraordinary.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:34 AM
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In lean times, people can barely afford their own dental work...veterinarian care can go pretty far down on the list. Yet, those who live a life of luxury will have no problem dropping money for Fifi to have full dental work done.

Learn how to cater to wealthy clients.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:46 PM
Location: Near Nashville TN
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Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
Perhaps this is part of the problem. I can't find a decent herp vet within a two hour drive of me.
Call the nearest zoo. They can usually recommend a local vet who treats exotics.
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