What made you want to become a veterinarian?
I have a passion for agriculture, as well as animals. It was a personal goal of mine to pursue a career that had an impact on human and animal health, so I chose to become a food animal veterinarian.
How has vet school changed the way you look at animals? Or changed the way you look at this profession?
I feel that veterinary school is geared entirely too much toward those that wish to become small animal practitioners, and was not the most efficient use of time or resources for what I want to do. Additionally, the training we receive is geared predominantly towards treating the individual, and not populations. Also, we need to be receiving more hands on and technical training, more course work in business and economics, and less redundant lecture material.
Why did you choose VetPrep?
Friends of mine that graduated before me utilized this program, and they were very pleased with it.
How was your experience using VetPrep?
I found vetprep to be helpful in guiding me toward the main points of each disease or concept, and prevented me from getting bogged down in extreme details.
How did VetPrep help you study for the NAVLE?
The practice exams were the most helpful. I would've liked more time to study the power pages and watch the videos, which I think are very useful tools. Unfortunately, I didn't have the time to use most of them. They were great resources for the topics I needed the most guidance.
Why would you recommend this program to another student?
How do you feel VetPrep has prepared or will prepare you for the veterinary profession?
VetPrep did a great job of giving me an all encompassing review of everything I learned over the last four years. It really helped hone in all of the main points and big picture concepts.
What are you doing now?
I am currently a Master of Food Animal Medicine student at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. In May, I will be practicing as a feedlot consulting veterinarian in Alberta, Canada.
How do you think VetPrep can help make a difference in the veterinary community?
It makes a difference by preparing veterinary students to take their national boards. That's huge.