Army Vet Corps

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  1. jennyp

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    Anyone have any knowledge about Army Vet Corps. My son, second year vet student, applied for the second time this year. The recruiter he works with does not seem too knowledgeable about the whole process.

    Just wondering if anyone out there had any info.
     
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    Jennyp,

    Is he working with an AMEDD Recruiter or a regular recruiter? I have found the recruiters in Deerfield Illinois, that are specifically AMEDD, are knowledgeable. Google AMEDD recruiters. They only work the AMEDD specialties including Veterinarians.
    http://www.goarmy.com/locate-a-recruiter.A-R-AL-60004.result.html
     
  3. scoutpilot

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    If he gets no traction, he can always call HRC.
     
  4. jennyp

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    Update: He was working with an AMEDD recruiter out of Houston. The guy was just new and getting his bearings. My son was not selected. No one from Texas A&M vet school was selected this year. In fact, no one in his region was selected.

    He has tried to find out how many were selected, if the number is up or down, etc, but has learned nothing. We are just curious. Like how many apply, does the number selected change annually? Etc......thinking about applying again, just want to know what he's up against.
     
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    Another update. Son "moved on" following rejection....disappointed initially, then accepted a chance at MBA at Texas A&M Mays Business School......he takes a year off from vet school, does MBA, then back for two last years of vet school. He and his wife figured out their finances, how much they'd have borrowed by the end of his schooling, etc and forged on.

    Then, two weeks ago, Army calls him and says they "found" more money and they want him! Two years of vet school paid for plus stipend in exchange for three years service. He is at a summer job. Calls wife, tells her, they agree to think on it all day and talk that evening. They both come to the same conclusion: thanks but no thanks.

    I have to respect their decision. I think he feels validated that he really did get the offer after all!
     

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