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Melanie Cox, '12

Melanie Cox, '12“…Muskingum did a great job preparing me for veterinary school. While Muskingum is a smaller institution with a more limited variety of classes [than larger schools], the classes I did take have allowed me to succeed in vet school. I have been familiar to a certain extent with at least 50% of the material covered in my classes this semester. This is not to say that I knew all of the material well enough to pass a test without learning it again, but it did make the transition from undergrad to vet school less intimidating and easier since I already knew some of the basic terminology. After hearing some of my classmates’ complaints about struggling with the material, I realized how lucky I was that I had the opportunity to learn some of the material in a smaller environment with faculty who were willing to review it with me one-on-one when I struggled with difficult concepts.

“The high expectations that my professors had for me also forced me to apply myself and work at a high level of academic excellence that has served me well…. I developed good study habits and self-discipline.

“In addition to academic benefits of attending Muskingum, the school’s location and connection to various facilities created professional development prospects that helped me solidify my chances of getting into veterinary school. The small school environment also fit my personality well and my professors knew who I was instead of a number in an auditorium. I was able to grow as a person as well as a student with the opportunities presented to me at Muskingum University.”