What kind of experience does the OVC expect?
You must have clinical VETERINARY experience working or volunteering with veterinarians. Experience can be clinical, industry, research, government – as long as you job shadowed a veterinarian. Of course, the amount of experience differs for each individual (due to the accessibility of veterinary opportunities). Quality is what counts, and the goal is to experience what the role of a veterinarian is. Veterinary and animal experiences working with different species can help give you a comfort level with all kinds of animals since you will have to do that in the DVM program. Extracurricular activities will help you hone your interpersonal skills which are so important! Veterinary medicine is so much about people too (animal owners, colleagues, etc.).