I am wondering what impact, if any, the COVID pandemic will have on admissions to DVM programs.
On the one hand it seems to me that becoming a veterinarian is a major investment of time, effort, and money. People who take this on as a calling must be very committed to it. This would seem to imply that anyone with a sufficient commitment to apply to a DVM program would not be deterred by a pandemic that will hopefully be fading away by September as people get vaccinated.
I have wondered if some people might have decided not to attend veterinary school starting this past September resulting in more applicants for the following year.
I have also wondered if the relatively high cost of DVM programs plus the weak economy would reduce applicants.
Does anyone actually know whether admissions will be more difficult, less difficult, or about the same as normal this year?
I do see one upside that interviews will be done on-line, reducing or eliminating the need to travel to interviews. Otherwise, I am wondering whether there will be any impact of the pandemic on admissions to DVM programs.