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I Think My Dog Has Autism
Greetings fellow students, I think my dog has autism. 

She does things that strongly suggest this fact. I go to Veterinary School at the University of Guelph and I have conducted a series of laboratory experiments (through my robust knowledge and specialization in urology and gynecology) to determine that my dog has been diagnosed with this.

 For instance, my dog once fell into my pool, which approximately takes up 87.4% of my backyard. She just fell in. She wasn't even chasing anything. 

 Therefore, I must ask, how does one deal with an autistic dog, or pet of any kind? If you have any experiences with autistic animals, please tell me about your experiences below. I would love to hear! By the way, I have a 99 average in vet school.
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Brock BBA co-op
Is brock bba coop a good program, i got accepted there and i was thinking of accepting my offer. Will it be easy to get jobs with this program in the future or no. I know it is bad compared to other programs but I just wanted to know how easy it will be to get a job with this degree in the future (assuming you have very good grades) on a scale of 1-10
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My dog is autistic. HELP!!!!
The other day my dog was walking and bang. My dog fell into the pool and broke its leg. This behaviour is something an autistic dog would do. Guys, how do you deal with an autistic dog? Also, I have a 99 in advanced functions.
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Hello! I'm a current high school student choosing from offers right now. The only small problem is that I am scheduled to receive an Emotional Support Animal sometime during my first year of Uni. This is an animal (cat) who has been professionally trained to help me with medical and anxiety problems. The registration process has been super complicated as to how to apply if I don't currently have my animal... Has anyone else gone through this, or gotten an ESA in the middle of university?
Are dogs allowed in residence at the St.George UofT campus?
Hey, I have a dog that I will have to take care of through University. I am considering staying in residence for first year if I can bring my dog. Does anyone know if dogs are allowed at the various St. George residences?
I am completely lost on how to apply to schoalrships on this site, can anyone help me out?
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University of Guelph: Non-academic requirements for Ontario Veterinary College
Hello everyone,
I am a Gr.11 student in Ontario and I am extremely interested in becoming a veterinarian. However, what causes me some concern is the amount of experience I will need to get into OVC. I understand that both animal experience and veterinary experience are necessary to get in. This is where my questions come into play. Firstly, do you need to log the total number of experience hours that you have completed when you apply? Secondly, how many hours for each would be reasonable for acceptance? Thirdly, are there going to be many opportunities at Guelph for acquiring volunteer hours (this is significant because I am trying to decide whether to go to a more local university or Guelph for my undergrad)? Lastly, how many different places should I try to volunteer, in my local area there is potential to volunteer/shadow at LA and SA clinics (the latter which I currently do), work in pet stores, and work in animal shelters, would a decent amount of experience from all of these combined be enough variety? 

Thanks for reading, I am trying to get a good understanding of what I would have to do to make the requirements for this part of the program.
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Having a pet during university?
Hi, I'm planning on starting a full time university program in the fall and am unsure weather to bring my dog. I am am animal lover, have always had a pet, and I since I'm moving away from all my friends and family for university i thought it would be a better transition if I could at least bring my little dog, what are you're thoughts on it? (I would be living somewhere that allows dogs obviously.) Would I have enough time for my dog?
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How did you decide what program you are doing in university
Heyy people, I am a going-to-gr12 public hs kid wondering what to do in life.

A brief info about myslf:
1. Live in GTA
2. Like interior designs, fascinated by tech, love to eat, outgoing, enjoy flying and driving
3. my favourite YouTube video is "A Day Made of Glass"
4. i studied because of others, not for myself (aka I got good grades but I didnt enjoy them)
5. my ultimate goal is to retire asap (at 45) [I know it may not be feasible, but still...)

Here's my gr11 grades
English 83
Functions 99
Accounting  94
Marketing  96
Chemistry 86
Physics 82
Biology 90
Broadcasting 87

And my only grade 12 grade is physics (completed in summer school) - 94

As above, how did you decide what you are going to do in the future??? Like how do you figure out what you want??
I like interior designs, tech, food, sports, but the thing is - i can't see myself in the future
I dont know what to do? Despite trying to get good grades and apply every single university in ontario....
I really need some advice. Please give me some advice :) :) :)

Thank you very much
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University of Toronto: Animal Physiology
Hi There!
I am thinking about applying for Animal Physiology at Univeristy of Toronto but I have some questions. Personally, I find that the UofT booklet doesn't give any information as to what the program is about, courses, and what I will be learning if I choose to go there. And the website gives some information. I apply soon and I really want some information especially since I want to make the right choice in where I apply to. If someone could give me more information on the program that would be great! Thanks so much!
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Vet school or other careers with animals
I am a grade 12 student and will be applying to universities soon.  I have wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as I can remember and, like most others in my situation, I am interested in attending the university of guelph for my undergrad and then eventually applying to the OVC.  

I am aware that this is an extremely competitive program and was wondering what other career opportunities (besides the obvious RVT, kennel operator, etc.) there would be working with animals if the vet thing doesnt work out.  I am interested in animal welfare, wildlife, marine, and domestic animals.  I am also very interested in the research side to species and animal conservation but was wondering how one would pursue a career in this.

I want to go to guelph, not just for the OVC, but because I am generally interested in the unique variety of majors that they have, for example, zoology, wildlife biology and conservation, as well as marine and freshwater biology.  Are there any majors that would limit me in the future when looking for careers?  I would be willing to do further schooling like going to get my masters, but I am still a bit confused as to what other career opportunities would be available with any of these majors.

Sorry this is so lengthy, but one more thing...
Would it put me at an advantage to go to a school for undergrad that ISNT guelph, if I am planning on getting accepted to OVC.  I know that most people that want to be vets go there, but I feel like it would be difficult to stand out from the crowd and find opportunities for vet experience if I went there.  I am also looking at York and UofT as other schools, since I live much closer to those.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)
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A new laptop for university
Hello everyone as the title stated, I would like to have a new laptop for y post secondary education. I have been browsing different models and puzzled by all the options. Right now, I am using ASUS S56C... and it only lasts for 4 hours (without internal browsing) .... 

So here's some specs I would like to have in my future laptop, and hopefully tech gurus can help me  :)

1. Long lasting battery (at least 6 hours, the more the better , if possible)
2. Graphic Card
3. Intel i7
5. DVD drive
6. Window Operation (I still don't know how to use Apple laptops)
7. At least 8 GB memory
8. 3+ USB Ports and 1+ USB-C port(s)
9. 256 GB+ Hard drive
10. 17" screen
11. Bluetooth

May have: 
1. Touchscreen
2. Good sound system
3. Glowing keyboard (cuz I think this is cool but it's not necessary at all)

Major usage:
1. Normal tasks (PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, Excel)
2. Video editing (Premiere Pro - it freezes when I use my current laptop)
3. Photoshop
4. Tons of internet browsing at the same time (can up to 100 pages at the same time)
5. Graphic Design (Inventor and AutoCAD)

Price: As long as it is under $3000

Thank you very much :)
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OVC Questions
Hello! I am a grade 11 highschool student wanting to become a veterinarian. I want to apply to ovc in the future and I just had some questions. Any advice would be much appreciated! 

1. Does the choice of undergrad program matter when applying to ovc? I was looking into the programs at University of Guelph but I can't decide between biological sciences/animal biology/zoology and even biomedical science. Which one would be best in terms of experience and courses if I want to apply to ovc? 

2. I know ovc requires vet and  general animal experience so if i volunteer at an animal shelter or do co-op at a vet clinic, could I include that in my experience when applying to ovc or is there a specific time limit? Also, is getting volunteering positions difficult at guelph since many pre-vet students are competing for the same positions? 

3. What would be the average required to get into one of the programs listed above? I am quite worried about that since currently my first sem average is 88%.  

4. How is the campus life at Guelph? Overall, how is Guelph compared to other universities such as western, queen's and waterloo? 

Sorry for all the questions but I am just hoping to get a better idea of path I want to pursue. Thank you for the help! 
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How math heavy is Laurier BBA?
I know you have a choice of which math to take but they all sound like calculus? If there an advanced functions/stats/data type math I can take first year instead?
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Pre-vet: volunteer experience near UofGuelph
Hello! I'm a highschool student looking forward to applying for OVC @ UofGuelph

I know vet experience is very important when applying for OVC, so I was wondering if there are many opportunities available around the university. I heard UofGuelph is heavily populated with students applying for OVC. Is that true? Does that mean finding a place to gain experience will be competitive?

Thanks for any feedback!
Can I transfer my major in first year if I don't like it?
I applied to Biological Sciences as my major at Guelph and it's my top choice. The only issue was that I didn't apply to any specific program such as Biochem or Molecular Biology because I haven't had grade 12 bio in my first semester yet to know whether Biochem or Molecular bio are even my favourite. But I was wondering if after I get a feel for Bio chem or Molecular bio and end up wanting to switch my program to one of those, especially since Bio Chem offers co-op whereas Bio-Sci does not, will it be possible to do so?
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U of G-BBRM Students?
I'm hoping to be acceoted into Guelph's BBRM equine management program, and an trying to plan how I'm going to schedule stuff, school, work, barn, etc. Was wondering if anyone could share their class schedule/timetable and if you were able to balance a job with school and other activities? Thanks in advance:)
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Having a dog at school?
I am moving away for school, but would like to take my dog. Will I have enough time to take care of her?
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Opinions on U of Guelph
Any opinions on the University of Guelph, just in general and/or specifically any of the following programs: animal biology, animal science, zoology, wildlife conservation, and equine management. Thanks in advance!
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Olds College: Exercise Rider Jockey Training Program?
Although I am on the go with Online Classes, working towards either a Certificate in Equine Science or a Diploma in Equine Science, I am considering the Exercise Rider Jockey Training Program at Olds College for next year (January 2017). I'd be coming from out of Province but have family in Edmonton currently.

I was wondering if anyone on here has done this program or known someone who has done this program within the last few years. How was it? What did you love? What did you hate? Does the College offer residence for this program? Did you learn a lot? What did you find to be the hardest part of the program? Any tips or advice? What would you recommend for fitness training/preparation? For mental preparation? Was the course primarily male or female dominant?

Thank You

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What Canadian veterinarian school would you recommend?
I know this is a loaded question, but I need some advice on choosing where I should do my undergraduate degree. I'm a highschool student living in BC, so I am planning on moving to a province that has a veterinary school for my undergraduate degree because vet schools (except for UofSask) only accept residences of their own province. So as far as I know, the province I go to for my undergrad determines the veterinary school I can apply to. 

Choosing from Atlantic veterinary college, Ontario Veterinary College, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine, which college would you recommend in terms of university/city atmosphere, level of competitiveness when applying, and learning opportunities during the program? 

Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks! 
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Does anyone have any recommendations on Equine Courses?
I was wondering if anyone had taken any courses equine related that they felt was very beneficial. I have had many years experience with horses and graduated from a Breeding and Stallion Management course at The National Stud (UK) earlier this year. I am not afraid to travel places. Feel free to reply, would love to hear from you! :)
Animal Health Technologist / Vet Technician?
Hi Everyone,

I wanted to know if there are any students on here who are doing or who have done
Vet Tech / Animal Health Tech.
Where did you go? How much was it? Did you like it? Did it prepare you for your job? Was it 2 year or longer course? Was their options for Equine classes? What are you currently doing? Do you have any recommendations to help get a better job in the field? 

From what we were told in our Co-op class, In NB, the average Vet Tech makes around $12.50/$13.00. However, I don't mind relocating. What does the average Vet Tech in your Area make?

I'm currently on a "work break" after graduating High School in June. I plan to work for a solid year or two, to save up as much as I can before heading away to University. The less debt I can come out with the better, right? Haha.
I plan to do Vet Tech, focusing in Livestock/Equine. Afterwards get an Equine-extension through University of Guelph.
However I'm not quite sure I have decided where to do my Vet-Tech program at. I am in New Brunswick, so I was thinking Dalhousie University in Truro (Former NSAC) as they are located on the Agricultural Campus and have the option for an Equine Elective. 

Is there anything I could do to help prepare me for Vet Tech? 
I am planning on trying to get some Shadowing/Volunteer work done at a Vet Office starting this upcoming Spring.

I graduated meeting requirements for Dalhousie*, my main course grades are as follows:

English 11 - 82
English 12 - 83*
Biology 11 - 89
Biology 12 - 94*
Chemistry 11 - 64
Chemistry 12 - 94*
Foundations Math 11 - 64
Foundations Math 12 - 87*
Pre-Calculus 11 - 60
Agricultural Science 12 - 88
Co-operative Education 12 - 90 (Equine Placement)

I also took other courses such as History, Graphic Art, Intro to Accounting, Leadership, Nutrition, Wellness, Family Dynamics and Culinary. 

How do requirements differ for your program?
I would love to take other Equine Courses as well, as that is were I really want to focus. Maybe ending up in Ontario or Alberta in a Equine-Vet Clinic. 

I'd love to hear from you; anyone who has, is or even knows someone in Vet Tech/Animal Health Program, or in other Equine Science courses. How it's worked out and any advice you have for me.
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