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We have created a curated list of tools and websites that we think will help you in this stage of your career. The goal of this section is to share valuable resources. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have other tools that have helped you and that you think others could benefit from as well!


We use these in our daily life or have used them in the past, and we hope they help you, too!


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VETERINARY MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 2018 EDITION FOR 2019 MATRICULATION

This one is a no brainer - It is published by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and is updated yearly. 


Among other information, it contains essential information on each school, tuition, requirements and application procedures.

 

Don't miss out on the official guide to get into vet school!


OFFICIAL GRE SUPER POWER PACK

The official ETS preparation books for the GRE. You should always look for guides that offer real practice for the test. 


These contain full practice tests (four) and real practice questions, along with test taking strategies!


MAGOOSH GRE ONLINE PREP COURSE

You can access all of Magoosh's content online via a laptop, tablet or your phone. Its dashboard is personalized to you and makes suggestions based on your progress to keep you on track. 


They are currently offering a great discount though this link - $149 for 6 mo access - and for this low price you won't find a better deal anywhere! Plus they will offer a refund you if you don't improve your score (5 point score guarantee) and offer a 7 day free trial.  


Don't forget to download their free study plans and mobile app and to check these  additional free resources.


The cons? Only three practice tests which is lower than other courses. You can take more than 3 but it'll use more of your practice questions. If you combine it with the book above, you'll have the same number of practice tests as other courses.


meditation apps

Too stressed, anxious, or having trouble sleeping? 


Why not try meditation? Just a few minutes here and there can help your brain relax! Check these out: Calm, H​​​​​eadspace and Insight Timer.


They all have free options to start with and if you'd like more, subscriptions are available. 


Amazon Perks

Are you aware of the many free 30 day trials Amazon offers? See below for our recommendations and try them for free. Regardless of busy you are, it is important to have activities to let your brain relax - listening to music, reading, games, or other options are all good to try. 


Remember that as a college student you have access to a free 6 month trial of Prime Student though the link below! You'll get all the benefits of a Prime membership and after the free trial you can continue to enjoy it for 50% off. Don't miss out!


ipad pro

We don't and never had an iPhone. No specific reason, it just never happened. But when it was time to pick a tablet, we were totally sold on the iPad Pro. We have the 9.7 inch version but now the smaller option of the Pro is a 10.5 inch. If you want a bigger screen, check out the 12.9 inch instead - it will make it easier to have multiple tabs open during class or while studying!


Plus, this thing is fast!! It is perfect to read scientific papers  in either portrait or landscape mode. Make sure to download Papers 3 (free!) and if you want to take notes in class, the Notability or GoodNotes 4 apps are a must!! 


And it goes without saying that you'll definitely want a screen protector, keyboard and an apple pencil or similar!


microsoft surface pro

If you're more of a PC person, you can't go wrong with the Surface Pro. It looks more like a traditional laptop, but you can easily use it as a tablet. With a 12.3 inch screen, it's just a bit smaller than the larger iPad Pro 12.9 inch.  Notability is an iOS app but you can use OneNote instead (which is also available for iOS)


Just like with the iPad Pro, you'll need to invest in some accessories to use it to its full potential. Which one to choose (you might also prefer a laptop) depends on personal preference. Also make sure your vet school does not require you to purchase a specific device!


ON BEING A VETERINARIAN BOOK SERIES

If you are looking for insight on what life is like as a veterinarian and how to become one, this series of books will provide you with helpful information!


Vet Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book

Do you love coloring books and want a glimpse into what awaits you in the future?


You'll have lots of fun with this one while reducing stress from the upcoming tests!


 


Vet School Survival Guide: Notes From A Back Row Student

Not much of the coloring type? If cartoons are more your thing, check out this book and have fun imagining yourself in some hilarious situations!


APPS


scholarships

Make sure to carefully review all scholarship information on its website! And don't forget to check your vet school's financial aid website!

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