A friend of mine was recently admitted to veterinary school and she told me that admission to vet school is actually more competitive than admission to medical school. I did a little research and she appears to be correct -- vet school admission statistics are brutal and there are actually more prerequisite undergraduate courses required for vet school than med school. GPAs and test scores for admitted applicants are comparable to medical school. Vet schools also seem to require significant work experience with animals prior to admission and most applicants don't get in on the first try. This really surprises me. It's not that I don't realize that veterinarians are medical doctors, and I know that applicants to vet school are well qualified academically, but I guess that I always assumed that medical school was a tougher admit. Anybody else surprised by this?