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Vet-PhD

evitaperonevitaperon Posts: 613- Member
I'm a Biochemistry student with not a lot of animal experience, and I haven't taken physiology or nutrition (although I've taken Biochemistry I & II and microbiology, genetics, ecology and cell biology). I work in a fruit fly lab where I design tracking-based behavioural assays for studies involving dopamine neurochemistry. In my first year I was aiming for MD-PhD but I think Vet PhD is more accessible. How important is experience for these programmes and what are the typical requirements and typical accepted applicants like?
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  • FantasyVesperiaFantasyVesperia Posts: 2,591Registered User Senior Member
    I don't think there's such a thing as a Veterinary PhD, but you can get a DMV and have a PhD in Microbiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition based on animals.
  • mr68gtomr68gto Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    I was perusing some of these old posts and making note of the last one from Fantasy.

    There are in fact veterinary PhD programs. I haven't looked at many vet schools but at least two of them do; Virginia Tech and UGA. Here's a link on VaTech's site:

    Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (BMVS)
    https://www.vetmed.vt.edu/acad/grad/index.asp
  • FantasyVesperiaFantasyVesperia Posts: 2,591Registered User Senior Member
    Yep, that comment was when I was young and dumb lol. I was actually looking at some of those programs myself.
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