Category Archives: Veterinary

VMCAS (Vet School) Fee Reimbursement System

The VMCAS 2019 Fee Reimbursement Program is now LIVE.

Requirements:

To be considered for a VMCAS Reimbursement, you must:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or have refugee/asylum status.
  • You must have submitted your VMCAS 2019 Application.
  • Submit this VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program Request Form.
  • Upload a copy of your 2017 Federal Income Tax Return. (Submit your parent’s tax return if you can be claimed a dependent).
  • Do NOT send any documents by any other method but the submission program.

For more information on the VMCAS 2019 Fee Reimbursement program, please see the website: http://www.aavmc.org/students-applicants-and-advisors/feereimbursement.

 

VMCAS (Vet School Applicants) Launch

The VMCAS 2019 application cycle will open on May 11, 2018 at around 10am Eastern Time.

For tools and resources, as well as a link to the application, please see the AAVMC’s VMCAS Page

A few notes on the VMACS 2019 Cycle:

  • The 2018/2019 VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program will launch on June 1st, 2018
    • AAVMC/VMCAS will be organizing a Fee Assistance Program for residents of Puerto Rico for the VMCAS 2019 cycle. More information coming soon.
  • The VMCAS 2019 deadline is: September 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time without exception
    • Official Transcripts Must Be received (or postmarked) no later than September 17th. No late transcripts will be accepted.
  • GRE: Check with veterinary schools regarding GRE requirements. We are aware of multiple schools that no longer require the GRE.
  • VMCAS 2019 Resources:

A Note About Etiquette

  • VMCAS expects all applicants to exhibit professionalism when contacting customer service. Applicants must identify themselves properly and honestly, as information cannot be provided to parents, spouses, family members, or friends. Misrepresentation of identity and/or dishonest, threatening, or offensive communication will not be tolerated.

Cornell Pre-Vet Tracker App and Admissions Events

Cornell Pre-Vet Tracker App

We are proud to introduce the Pre-Vet Tracker Mobile App. This is an excellent way to collect all your veterinary and animal experiences necessary for applying to a DVM program in one place and always at your fingertips. Now applicants can have all the necessary information collected in one place for easy access when they sit down to complete their veterinary application. Works for iPhones or iPads. Download the app in the Apple Store today and start adding experiences!

Admissions Presentations & Tours

  • Friday, May 11, 2018, 3:00-5:00
  • Friday, June 15, 2018, 2:00-4:00
  • Friday, July 20, 2018, 2:00-4:00
  • Friday, August 3, 2018, 2:00-4:00

Register

 

College of Veterinary Medicine

Annual Open House

Saturday, April 7, 2018

10:00-4:00

Webinar: The Road to Veterinary School

Event Information: The Road to Veterinary School

How to Register:  (Space is limited to 150 attendees): https://aavmc.webex.com/aavmc/onstage/g.php?MTID=eee64ab324575f96c6eac721876b3470a

Date and time: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 1 hour
Description:
This all new webinar covers all things needed to prepare for applying to veterinary school. Tony Wynne, the Director of the Veterinary Medical College Application Service brings you unique insight to the application, what schools look for, and how to ensure you are qualified to apply.. plus a lot more!

Cornell Pre-Vet Tracker Mobile App is here!

The Cornell Pre-Vet Tracker App is a new and convenient way to collect all your veterinary and animal experiences on your iPhone.

You can add experiences, edit them and when ready to apply it is all in one place. As you learn new things during an experience you can add it right away without waiting to get to your computer or journal to update. This app is great for high school students, college students and career changers to help simplify how you collect experiences. Now they are all in your phone and accessible at all times!

All the details collected in this app will be required on your future veterinary application (for all vet colleges), so a great way to have everything in one place to use when you apply!

Download the Pre-Vet Tracker in the App Store today!

Note: the Android app is coming- stay tuned!

 

 

The Ohio State University Pre-Vet Exploration Day

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine Student Council is pleased to announce the Buckeye Pre-vet Exploration Day for current undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.

Sunday, September 10th

8:30-5:00 p.m.

($45 per student – includes wet lab, giveaway & lunch)

http://go.osu.edu/vetexploration

For a tentative schedule & details

Register online:

vet.osu.edu/explorationreg

For more information, please contact: April Pugh pugh.102@osu.edu

VMCAS and AAVMC Webinars

Greetings from AAVMC! With the VMCAS 2018 application opening tomorrow  the annual webinar listings have been updated to include the VMCAS 2018 Application Workshop! Here is a list of our offerings:

The Road To Veterinary School

Audience: Pre-Veterinary Students; Pre-Vet & Pre-Health Advisors

Summary: learn how to prepare for the VMCAS application and find out what you should be doing during your early undergraduate career leading up to applying for veterinary school

Schedule: Monthly (May, June and July)

 

VMCAS 2018 Workshops

Audience: VMCAS 2018 Applicants; Pre-Vet & Pre-Health Advisors

Summary: Join VMCAS staff and ask questions about your application, troubleshoot and generally learn about the application and the entire process of applying.

Schedule: Monthly (June, July, August & September)

 

For more information and to register for any of these webinars, please go to: http://www.aavmc.org/webinars.aspx

Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
10:00AM- 4:00PM

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 10:00AM – 4:00PM

The students, faculty, and staff of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine invite you, your family and friends to our 51st annual Open House.

Open House is our opportunity to share the joys of our profession with the community. Veterinary students and members of the faculty and staff host this annual event that provides a chance for those interested to get a closer look at veterinary medicine. We invite you to tour our college and learn more about our facilities, our equipment, and what we do everyday.

Students, faculty members, and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about a career as a veterinarian, a veterinary technician, or an animal care specialist. Careers in veterinary medicine have traditionally involved working with dogs, cats, cows, horses, sheep, and pigs. However, this rapidly growing field also provides opportunities to work in the animal health industry, government, armed forces and with many other species in zoos, wildlife refuges, and developing countries.

PLEASE NOTE:    PERSONAL PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT OPEN HOUSE

ADMISSION TO THE EVENT IS FREE. DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!

Further information:

Schedule of activities

Registration

 

Personal Essay Changes for VMCAS

Below are the important changes to know about the VMCAS 2018 Personal Essay Prompts:

  1. The existing personal statement for veterinary medicine has been retired
  2. Three new questions will be implemented for this cycle, each requiring 1,000 characters each.
  3. The prompts are as follows:
    1. There are many career choices within the veterinary profession.  What are your future career goals and why?
    2. In what ways do veterinarians contribute to society and what do you hope to contribute?
    3. Considering the breadth of society we serve as veterinarians today; what attributes do you believe are essential to be successful within the veterinary profession? Of these attributes, which do you possess and how have you demonstrated these in the past?