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NAVMEC Final Report Roadmap for the Future of Veterinary Medical Education
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Veterinary Spotlight Dr. Jonna Mazet
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Veterinary Spotlight Dr Molly McCue
Veterinary Spotlight Dr Marguerite Pappaioanou
Veterinary Spotlight Dr Bess Pierce
Veterinary spotlight Dr Stephen Badylak
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DVM LGBT Student Experience Study
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The VetMed Educator
Journal of Veterinary Medical Education
The number one question students want to know about becoming a veterinarian:
"How do I get into Veterinary School?"
AVMA's "Veterinary Admissions 101" Page
How to Prepare in High School
Gain a solid background in math and science.
Take part in extracurricular activities (athletics, school clubs, FFA, etc)
Study and maintain a high GPA and high SAT/ACT scores.
Acquire as much experience with pets as possible. Consider volunteering at your local humane society or with a local veterinarian.
How to Prepare as a College Undergraduate
Take a pre-vet or comparable curriculum, that is, one that includes math and several science courses such as biology and chemistry.
Maintain a high GPA
Gain as much broad exposure to veterinary medicine as possible. Consider job shadowing with veterinarians, scientists, working on a farm or volunteering at an animal shelter.
Schools have different requirements for standardized test scores. For a list of requirements by school go to:
Test Deadline Chart
Join a Pre-Vet club. Most colleges and University have a chapter. See more information below:
The AAVMC and VMCAS are proud to collaborate with the
American Pre Veterinary Medical Association (APVMA).
Through its website, the APVMA has a number of resources for students who are thinking about veterinary school, as well as those that are getting ready to apply through VMCAS. To learn more about the APVMA, click on their logo at left or click the link above to go to their facebook page.
The 2012 APVMA Symposium being held at NC State University in March, 2012. Click
for more information.
AVMA Series on Becoming a Veterinarian (Three Parts)
careers in veterinary medicine.
to veterinary school
what you need to know about
Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements (VMSAR)
-- all in one place, in this handy book.
One Health and research-related scholarship opportunities.
how to pay for a veterinary medical education.
Check out some options.
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