guelph14 Posted August 30, 2013 Share Posted August 30, 2013 So I am going into my fourth year at Guelph. My grades aren't high enough to get into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, my goal since I was born basically. So reality has finally set in and I can graduate but probably won't get into vet school and I don't want to face rejection so I don't want to apply next year. The way a masters degree works for vet school is that you apply to the grad cohort and a maximum of 5 out of 120 seats are set aside for grad students. They look at your undergraduate last two full-time semesters, 8 pre-req courses, MCAT, veterinary involvement and finally how your masters or what you did in your masters contributes to veterinary medicine. I have lots of research experience in several labs and I enjoy research sometimes but other times I hate some of the people I work with. There is always somebody that pisses me off in each lab and you are stuck with them all day long. Then there is the principal investigator...I have had both lazy and rude ones. I want to leave Guelph because the environment here makes me sad; my friends are all going to veterinary school meanwhile I'm just sitting here wondering what I'm going to do. I'm upgrading some of my pre-req courses next year and hopefully I will be competitive the following year. I'm not sure if I should risk going to grad school and waste 2 years of my life/money that I don't have...research isn't something I would want to do for the rest of my life. Or if I should just go to college and try to apply to vet school in college. I'm in $28,000 in debt already....I was thinking if I go to college for medical laboratory technologist (3 year program) I can apply to veterinary school each year and then if I don't get in after that I guess there is nothing I can do. I'll just be a lab tech until I die. Any advice would be helpful. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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