Veterinary Medicine Applications in the United States and Canada
The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (AAVMC)
Candidates must exhibit strong academic performance, dedication to Veterinary Medicine and significant involvement within their local, global and student community. The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (AAVMC) is a central application service providing candidates access to all Veterinary Medical College applications in North America. MedApplications™ specializes in helping students create competitive applications to Veterinary programs in North America.
For a complete review of AAVMC Pre-Requisites, visit the VMCAS pre-requisite chart.
Veterinary Medicine Pre-Requisites
The requirements for each Veterinary Medical College vary and we encourage all our students to review the specific websites of each institution. As a general rule a competitive GPA will demonstrate a 3.7 in each of the science and non-science prerequisites required for the Veterinary Medical program. Within Canada, the MCAT is no longer required. In the United States, some programs may still accept the MCAT as a component of your application.
Non-Academic requirements for Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Experience: This includes either voluntary or paid shadowing experiences under the supervision of a practicing Veterinarian. These may include: clinical practice, labs, animal shelters, animal rehabilitation hospitals, public health venues or other related industries.
Animal Experience: A true passion for animals is critical to a successful application. Experiences may include working with, domestic animals, livestock, equestrian activities, pet stores, and breeding/showing species amongst others. Owning your own pet however, does not count.
Extracurricular Experience: Well rounded applicants to Veterinary medicine area essential. Admissions committees look for a well balanced portfolio of commitments outside of academia.
Letter of Reference: A well composed and exceptional recommendation letters can sometimes make the difference in securing an interview invite. It is essential that referees fill out the evaluation grid and provide an assessment letter for each Doctor of Veterinary medicine candidate.
Veterinary School Interviews (DVM Interview Questions)
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