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The states of Idaho and Washington have an agreement under which 11 seats in the Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine are guaranteed each year to qualified Idaho residents. Given that veterinary school admission is highly competitive, students should ensure they meet the entrance requirements not only for WSU, but for other programs as well to increase their chances of admission.

Students who wish to pursue a career in veterinary medicine should seek regular advising from a pre-professional advisor. To be competitive for admission, students must maintain a high GPA, and gain applied experience in a professional setting. Students should take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) the summer of the application year in which they apply—usually one year in advance of entering vet school.

While there are many majors to choose from, a degree in Health Studies from the Department of Community of Environmental Health is often appropriate for those who wish to work in health professions.

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