Let’s say for a moment that you decide to abandon this whole veterinary medicine thing and try to focus on a different career path. I mean, instead of going through vet school, save all of that money and focus on a more reasonable vocational aspiration: a great orator of Ancient Rome. Sounds perfect!
February 13th marked the official date where graduating Veterinary Students found out their match results for residency and internships for the 2017-2018 school year. VIRMP, also refered to as Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program is sponsored by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians.
After reading a recent article depicting the abusive nature of veterinary internships in the United States, I felt compelled to come out of the shadows and tell the world about my horrible experience. I can still remember how excited I was when the VIRMP notified me I had matched. I was going to one of the premier practices to perform an internship for those seeking a residency. I had done an externship here so I thought I had a good idea of what I was getting into.
Dear Vet Student,
I’m writing today to send you best wishes and good luck! After years of veterinary education, and several months of studying, you are about to take the most important exam of your life, the NAVLE!
I’ve been where you are. I know you may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed out and even a little scared. But rest assured, you will survive!
I promise that you know more than you think you know. You didn’t make it this far by accident or sheer luck! You have worked your tail off, maybe using our VetPrep Navle study prep, and you have earned the opportunity to sit for the exam. Be confident!
In 2015 and 2014, over 90% of students who took the NAVLE for the first time during the November/December test window passed the exam. There is no reason this can’t be you!