With so many animal volunteer programs available, how can you find the best one for you?
Shadowing a practicing veterinarian can be an excellent way to gain experience, but it's important to consider what to wear when shadowing a vet to ensure that you present a professional and respectful appearance.
One of the best ways for pre-veterinary students to find zoo internships is by reaching out to local zoos and wildlife sanctuaries!
It is important for faculty-led groups to be created with a diversity and inclusion mindset to ensure that all students, regardless of background or identity, feel welcome and included.
Are you looking to get some volunteer experience this summer? Start planning now!
Zoos are a great place to gain valuable experience in wildlife medicine and conservation! Start looking at zoos near you that could benefit from your time and skills.
If you are looking for a veterinary internship for next summer, it is never too soon to start!
You might be wondering what’s new on the VMCAS personal statement this year! As of July, 2022, the essay question on the VMCAS requires one single page submission and this round of applications is due on September 15th, 2022!
It's one of the most common questions we hear: "What is Loop Abroad?" While we're not a college, we pride ourselves on offering immersive trips, including study abroad adventures, and virtual programs. Learn more about what we do and how we work with students!
You’ve already scrolled Netflix for new releases and liked 125 Instagram posts. How about putting some of that screen-time towards earning 3+ college credits from home?
Find the perfect animal-related holiday gift for a vet student or pre-vet student! Here are our top picks.
It’s no secret that getting into veterinary school is highly competitive. Stand out by getting pre-vet research hours.
Don't freak out but it is important to have a veterinarian as one of your recommenders on your VMCAS or your vet school admissions application.
What is large animal veterinary medicine? There are many ‘large animals’ that come to mind, but in veterinary medicine, this term refers to livestock: horses, cows, goats, sheep, and pigs.
It’s not every day that someone has a chance to study in South Africa, but even more rare is the chance to spend a semester abroad in South Africa while taking courses specifically chosen for students interested in veterinary medicine and conservation work.
Regardless, your GRE score is taken into consideration as part of the admissions process, and, therefore, achieving high GRE scores for vet school applications can be a valuable asset for your candidacy.
Education costs in the United States are constantly rising, and veterinary school tuition is no different. With the average debt accrued throughout vet school being three times higher than the annual new-grad salary, it’s no wonder that so many students take cost into consideration when choosing which schools to apply to.
Tackling the VMCAS application is something almost every potential veterinary student dreads. For many, the worst part about the whole application process is trying to write a good VMCAS essay. How do you make yourself stand out from other applicants and make yourself a top candidate?
You may have decided you want to be a veterinarian, but you still don’t know how to apply to vet school, how much time you need to commit to the application process, or what interviews will be like.
So, you have finally booked your first trip abroad, but how do you prepare for it? What should you pack? What should you expect? Here are some top tips to get you started.
Few people actually know what “One Health” means or why schools are starting to make it such a core piece of their curricula. So, what is One Health and, maybe more importantly, why do we need it?
My dream of becoming a veterinarian began similar to many others, as I was just a little girl who loved animals. This dream grew into a goal as I grew older.
In a field of essays rambling on about canines and bovines, nothing says unique like the first person encounter from a student that was able to study right alongside veterinarians— the people they aspire to be— with exotic animals in exotic locations.
You are looking to improve your GRE score for vet school, but how? Standardized testing is never easy to prepare for, especially when you know a lot of schools take your GRE scores into consideration for admission.
This school, that school, vet school, no school? There are so many choices when deciding which vet school to study at; how do I choose? First things first, I need to know my options!
The first time I ever held a scalpel was in Thailand. I was seventeen, and all I knew was that I wanted to be a veterinarian.
I knew pursuing a veterinary study abroad program was the perfect opportunity for me because it would help me determine whether I actually wanted to take the necessary steps in becoming a veterinarian or find another job that incorporated conserving wildlife.
Having veterinarians on the trip with you, learning alongside you, is a fantastic way to get more vet hours towards the application. Not only are you gaining experience hours on a trip like this, but you are also gaining quality hours with species that are much more diverse than the average student might experience.
There are certain experiences so transformative and educational that they are never to be forgotten; my Thailand veterinary study abroad experience with Loop Abroad was one of them.
If you didn’t get into vet school, you’re not alone. Vet school is EXTREMELY competitive and many students don’t get in, especially on their first try. We know it’s a frustrating and difficult time. Here are some tips on what to do next.
I mean, how many could say they’ve worked with endangered species, received lectures from board-certified veterinarians and worked as an anesthesiologist before ever setting foot on a veterinary campus?
It was an afternoon like any other when a Loop Abroad post popped up on my screen describing the Veterinary Semester Abroad. A few months later, here I am, in Chiang Mai, Thailand, writing to you about that semester program, with a novel of new memories and many impressive pages added to my resume.
This veterinary study abroad gave me the opportunity to work with people from different cultures to achieve a common goal: improve the lives of wild and domestic animals.
Reading about our programs provides an overview of what you can expect during your time abroad, but there's nothing quite like hearing a daily recap from the perspective of another student! Check out this blog post from one of our Loop alumni!
Are you struggling to choose which of our semester abroad programs are right for you? Here are some ideas to consider to help you decide on your next adventure!
Composing your Personal Essay for the VMCAS can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! Check out this guide to writing a compelling Personal Essay that will strengthen your application.
Vet volunteer programs can vary a LOT! Here are some ideas on what to consider and what questions to ask so that you can find the perfect vet volunteer program for you.
Many zoology and pre-vet students are on the hunt for one thing: zoo internships. So how do you get one?
Are you wondering how to compare wildlife volunteer abroad programs and find one that fits with your goals, budget, timeline, and experience level? We’ve got some advice!