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York Students?: York Undergrad to Guelph's DVM/OVC program.
Hi, 

I am currently a first year student at York University, majoring in business at SAS. However, I want to change my program to bio-medical science at York and then eventually apply to the OVC at University of Guelph.

I'm currently undergoing the transitions and taking the courses at York that I did not take in high school (pre-calculus, pre-biology, pre-chemistry). But what other courses would I need to take at York to fulfil the requirements for Guelph? 

I know that you have to take 2 biology courses, cell biology, genetics, biochem, etc. But what statistics course would I take with a calculus prerequisite? 

Also, do I have to change my major or can I still continue to study business and take those prerequisite courses?
Animal Bio or Animal Science?
Which degree is better to get into vet school? Which would provide the most learning experience or possibly job opportunities if the vet thing doesn't work out? Which would provide better scholarships? ...Or does it even matter?
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Zoology??
What do you think of guelph's zoology program? Usefulness, job outlook, personal experiences, is it respectable and relevant? Any insight about this program would be greatly appreciated:) thanks in advance:)
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Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management(BBRM)- Equine Management
Hey! I just finished Gr.11 and will be starting Gr.12 come September and I'm currently rearranging my courses. I'm thinking of applying to the university of Guelph for the BBRM and majoring in equine management. Would Calculus be a recommend course to take in Gr.12? Or Exercise Science? I checked, these are not mandatory to get into the program, but would they be beneficial if I took them now? Also for anyone who is in or taken the BBRM program what do you think of it? Is it a useful bachelor? What are you doing now? Any opinions or suggestions are appreciated, thanks in advance!
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Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Degree (B.B.R.M.) - Equine Management Major (EQM)

  Hello!
     Here's the situation, I finished my grade 11 year this past June, and I will be starting grade 12 come September. My goal is to attend University of Guelph once I graduate. I am wishing to become an Equine Rehabilitation Specialist.

       I have a few questions regarding this. Since its a "Specialist" job, will I need more education to get into this career once I get my undergrad? Secondly, ( I feel a bit stupid for asking, but I have been confused as people that  I have asked, gave me all different answers), but anyways, when I apply for this program, would I be applying for Bio- Resource Management or Equine Management? Lastly, I am honestly terrified of not getting into this program because it is truly what I want to do with my life. My marks are consistent with the high 80s to mid 90s. I am a organized and responsible student. My education is important to me so I pay attention, study hard and do everything I can to keep up my high marks. So my question is, how hard will it be to be accepted into this program? How often do universities reject applicants? Why do they reject?


Any help to any of my questions is greatly appreciated!
Thanks for all your help! (:

Do I Need a Laptop For University?
Does everyone have a laptop at university? Is there some courses that you NEED it for? Some you never use it for? Looking at the required course of my programs academic calendar I will be taking: Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems, Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology, Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Equine Management, Financial Accounting, Principles of Animal Care and Welfare, General Chemistry 1, Soil Science, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Management Accounting, Pasture Management, Statistics for Business Decisions. Anyone take some of these courses? If so did you need a laptop, and how did you find the courses in general?
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U of Guelph: BBRM
Is the University of Guelph's Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, Equine Management major are respected program within the school aswell as in the equine industry?
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University of Guelph's Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management(BBRM)
Does anyone know how competitive Guelph's BBRM is? I will be going into grade 12 with a 90.5% average, and plan on keeping that as my average(or better) throughout gr.12. I know the estimate cutoff range is 75%-78%, so strictly based on marks, it is likely I will get in?, unless everyone else applying has a higher average too?  What else do they consider when applying for this program? If anyone has experience with the BBRM program, how competitive it is, and or how it works, any comments or pieces of advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management-Equine Major
Anybody in the BBRM-EQM program at rhe University of Guelph?? What do you think about it? Or what have you heard about it?
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NEED OPINIONS ASAP
Alright, Im gonna come here to ask for some opinions. Hopefully someone can give me something. I REALLY want to become a vet. That's my top career choice at the moment and I completely understand its competitive. I've applied, and been accepted to both animal biology (no coop) and biomedical toxicology (with coop). My first choice is animal biology, obviously because its one of the best "pre vet" options in ontario. Having no coop is a downfall but also an advantage. With vet school, the more experience you have, the better. So even if my grades fall on the lower end of the scale, my experience could definitely still keep me in the running if i have ALOT of it. And without a coop, summers are kept free for me to volunteer with vets, at humane societies, barns, zoos etc. But if vet school never works out, animal biology isnt exactly the most employable degree. Now, with biomedical toxicology, its more of a specific degree. Only 2 schools in ontario offer it, and at guelph, on average ever year, 20-30 students are in the graduating class. Its a small program. The coop could benefit me in many ways such as getting hired by my coop placement which actually happens quite a bit with toxicology graduates at guelph. But of course, with coop in place, thats going to leave less opportunities for me to get experience with animals/vets as summers are taken up by coop and being a vet is still my #1 career choice at the moment. Its honestly such a tough, stressful decision for me and i just need a few opinions to think about. Anything would help! Thanks
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Is Jurassic World/Park possible in real science?
Hey guys I just watched JW. It was great, I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't watched it yet. I remember I used to watch JP literally every day when I came back from school when I was in grade 2~5. I was that much of a fan!! I still am actually lol. 

So do you think its actually possible to bring back dinosaurs? Who (what real life company) should do it? And should we? I absolutely love the concept of JP and I'm actually jealous of Michael Crichton who came up with the idea lol. 
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WHAT SHOULD I DO?!
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I am freaking out. I just went to my orientation for College a few days ago for the Veterinarian Tech course I will be taking for two years and they were discussing how hard the course is going to be. I am totally ready for a challenge, but I am not sure if I should get a part time job the first year... Also I have to decide weather or not to take my cat with me when I go to College and I am not sure what is best for me.</p><p>
</p><p>Any advice??</p>