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Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

A program of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges


Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC):

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) coordinates the national and international affairs of all 30 colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, 9 departments of veterinary science, 8 departments of comparative medicine,  and internationally, all 5 veterinary colleges in Canada, 13 international colleges of veterinary medicine in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, the Netherlands and New Zealand, and  6 affiliate colleges of veterinary medicine. The AAVMC fosters the teaching, research and service activities of its members, both nationally and internationally. The AAVMC's mission is to provide leadership for and promote excellence in academic veterinary medicine to prepare the veterinary workforce with the scientific knowledge and skills required to meet societal needs through the protection of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.

Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

VMCAS is a centralized application program for participating Veterinary Medical Colleges. Listed below are the  U.S. Veterinary Medical Colleges that participate in VMCAS, along with two Canadian Veterinary Medical Colleges, and international institutions.

VMCAS Colleges:

School Name   School Name
Auburn University
Ohio State University
Colorado State University
Oklahoma State University
Cornell University
Oregon State University
Edinburgh, University of
Pennsylvania, University of
Florida, University of
Prince Edward Island, University of
Georgia, University of
Purdue University
Glasgow, University of
Ross University
Guelph, University of
Royal Veterinary College - London
Illinois - Urbana, University of
St. George's University
Iowa State University
Sydney, University of
Kansas State University
Tennessee, University of
Lincoln Memorial University
Tufts University
Louisiana State University
Tuskegee University
Massey University
University College Dublin
Michigan State University
University of California - Davis
Midwestern University
Vrginia-Maryland Regional College
Minnesota, University of
Washington State University
Mississippi State University
Western University of Health Sciences
Missouri, University of
Wisconsin - Madison, University of
North Carolina State University    

VMCAS Fee Structure:

Fee Reimbursement Program: Click HERE

VMCAS Required Materials:

Send these materials directly to VMCAS:

VMCAS Web Application

Minimum Three (3) Electronic Evaluations

VMCAS Application Fee

Transcripts (see Transcript Verification Page for Mailing Information)

Send these materials directly to the School(s):

Standardized Test Scores

Supplemental Applications / Fees / Additional Materials (if applicable)

Important VMCAS Dates & Deadlines:

VMCAS 2016 application opens: May 13, 2015

VMCAS Application / Evaluation Deadline: September 15, 2015  (12 Midnight Eastern Time)

The VMCAS Web Application deadline is 12:00 Midnight Eastern Daylight Time on September 15, 2015

Late applications are not accepted under any circumstances

For more information on the VMCAS process, please visit:

The Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR) Book :

VMSAR is a publication containing the admission requirements and contact information for all of the AAVMC member colleges. VMSAR also provides statistical data on numbers of applications and matriculates, and specific information on the slots available at each college. The AAVMC does not sell this book directly. For ordering information, please visit the Purdue University Press (publisher) Web site at or call (800) 247-6553 (distributor). The price is $35.00, excluding shipping costs.

VMCAS Contact Information


Student/Advisor Hotline: 617-612-2884

Fax: 617-612-2051


Send Transcripts to  :

            VMCAS – Transcripts

                         P.O. Box 9126

                         Watertown, MA 02471

Applicants are encouraged to deliver their VMCAS application as early as possible to allow time for Transcript Verification and to avoid any unforeseen circumstances that may cause delays on the applicant’s end such as web congestion, internet service provider problems, or credit card challenges. 

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