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AdmissionsConsultants Adds Veterinary School Admissions Expert to Growing Pool of Consultants

Just in time to help veterinary students with the upcoming application season, AdmissionsConsultants welcomes their newest addition to the consulting team: Barbara Coats. "Barbara is a talented addition to the team," said President and founder David Petersam. "Her experience as an MBA with a Communication emphasis and her extensive knowledge of the admissions, interview and veterinary school processes, gives us the ability to offer a unique service to assist and guide those applicants through the intricacies of a VMCAS application while pursuing their career as a veterinarian at any of our country's 28 accredited vet schools."

Barbara served as Student Affairs Coordinator for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University for 14 years, aiding the admissions committee in decisions on thousands of applicants to the school. Additionally, Barbara was heavily involved in the development of the centralized application service (VMCAS) for veterinary schools, and has served on the VMCAS Executive Admissions Committee. She has also edited several recent works of fiction, and has taught speech communication and personal presentation at the university level.

Her experience can guide applicants not only in preparation of their applications, but also in making their best presentation during the admissions interview.

Barbara's expertise and first-hand perspective allows her to give applicants the best guidance possible in the application process. She advises students, "Veterinary schools are looking for students whose academic records and test scores indicate that they can handle a demanding vet school curriculum. They also look for students who understand the realities of veterinary practice and who are prepared to meet the growing needs in the profession, be those needs private practice, research, industry or education. They want students with the stamina and commitment needed to excel in a long and demanding course of study."

Barbara has an MBA with a Communication emphasis, and is currently completing her doctorate in Educational Leadership.


To speak with one of our admissions consultants, whether for veterinary school, graduate, or professional programs, call us (+1 703.242.5885) or email us to learn more about our qualifications and how we can provide you with a competitive advantage in your applications!

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