Preparation for vet medical school requires, first and foremost, that certain pre-requisite courses be completed and that the applicant take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
You can choose any undergraduate major, provided that you include the required vet medical school prerequisite classes in your course of study. Most students, at Salisbury University, choose to major in Biology. You must do very well academically in the area of study that you choose and also in all prerequisite courses.
Pre-requisite courses vary by school. Please visit http://www.aavmc.org/data/files/vmcas/prereqchart.pdf for more information.
It is very important for a competitive applicant to have extracurricular activities. There are a wide range of possibilities. It is important that you have clinical experience to be certain that you have knowledge of the field and job of the veterinarian. Most pre-vet students have greater than 100 hours of experiences including both small and large animals. Research or clinical experiences that you initiate or develop yourself are particularly rewarding and viewed very positively. Community and campus service, participation in organized sports or arts, leadership, and well developed personal interests are all important in the admission process.