Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements (Vmsar): Preparing, Applying, and Succeeding, 2020 Edition for 2021 Matriculation
Updated annually and packed with useful tips and helpful insights, Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements (VMSAR) provides a comprehensive overview of the admission process for the national and international veterinary schools that are members of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). This book provides concise, current, and the best comparative information for students interested in preparing for a career in veterinary medicine, as well as their advisors and counselors.
The heart of this publication is a directory of member schools, providing the following information for each school: a summary of application procedures; requirements for application and residency; prerequisites for admission; deadlines for each component of the application process; a description of campus and campus life; and the costs of tuition and fees. Full-page spreads provide a complete profile of the different campuses and clearly lay out all the details you require to select the school that best matches your needs.
Additional information includes an overview of the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS), information about the accreditation of veterinary schools and professional licensure as a veterinarian, a helpful timeline for aspiring vets from high school onward, and firsthand accounts from current students and practitioners about what it is like to train as a vet.
As Executive Director of AAVMC Dr. Andrew McCabe writes: "These are exciting times for veterinary medicine, a profession that bridges animal, human, and ecosystem health. We understand that getting started and making sense of all the choices and requirements can be challenging, but you've come to the right place by accessing this publication, which provides the essential information you need to begin your journey."
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) coordinates the national and international affairs of all thirty veterinary medical colleges in the United States and five in Canada, six departments of veterinary science, six departments of comparative medicine, fifteen accredited colleges of veterinary medicine overseas, fifteen provisional members and thirteen affiliate members. The AAVMC fosters the teaching, research, and service activities of its members, both nationally and internationally. The mission of the AAVMC is to improve the quality of life for people and animals by advancing veterinary medical education, improving animal health and welfare, strengthening biomedical research, promoting food safety and food security, and enhancing environmental quality.