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Prep Materials & Application Process

Fall semester before you apply:

Research Veterinary Medical Schools:
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is an online database of veterinary medical schools in the country (AAVMC member schools and non-member schools). 

The Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR) is published every year.

Make a list of your activities (employment, internships, volunteer, etc.) outside of class:
* hours, dates, locations, contacts
* what your role was, what you learned

Identify possible faculty for letters of recommendation:

Spring semester before you apply:

The VCAT is no longer administered, and is not required by any Veterinary School. Check with each school you intend to apply to see if they require the GRE Test

Write personal statement:
For tips or assistance on writing your application essay, please make an appointment with a career counselor in the Career Center.

Request letters of recommendation:
Schools vary in their letter of recommendation requirements. Please check with individual schools. Most will generally require 2 letters from science faculty, 1 letter from non-science faculty, and 1 non-academic letter.

Summer that you apply:

  1. Complete the VMCAS: (Online application services open in May)

VMCAS, the Veterinary Medical College Application Services

The centralized application service includes:
Biographical Information
Coursework & Transcripts
Personal Statement
Work & Volunteer Experiences
Letters of Recommendation

2. Complete school-specific secondaries:

Veterinary medical schools may require a secondary application unique to each school. We recommend returning the secondaries two weeks after you receive them.

3. Interview Preparation:
Applicant finalists will be asked to participate in interviews. For help preparing for interviews, please make an appointment with a career counselor in the Career Center.