Category Archives: Veterinary

Lessons Learned from VMCAS 2017

From the AAVMC Pathways newsletter (click here to subscribe):

Pitfalls From VMCAS 2017

This application cycle was not very different from prior years where applicant behaviors are concerned. As in most cycles, a handful of applicants found themselves in sticky situations. We’ve outlined the most common problems that applicants faced this cycle:

1. Waiting until the last minute. To your application, “last minute” means anytime after September 1st. Not allowing time for verification (up to two weeks) led to many incomplete applications.

2. Waiting for evaluations to be submitted.  You can have your submitted application verified without any evaluations submitted. Do not wait for evaluations!!

3. Missing Transcripts. Lots of applicants didn’t follow the transcript requirements for VMCAS 2017.

4. Submitting & paying late: Many applicants attempted to submit and pay for their application just before the deadline. You should allow up to a half hour (or more) to process your credit card information.

5. Didn’t read VMCAS instructions: Most of the issues that applicants had this year could have been avoided by referring to the application instructions.

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program Info Session

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) Information Session THIS Thursday,  September 29 (4:00-5:00 p.m.) in 108 Capen (inside Undergraduate Library – first floor – Honors College)  

 Mark your calendar for THIS Thursday, September 29 from 4:00-5:00 (108 Capen Hall) if you are a prehealth student who plans to apply to a professional health school (e.g., medicine, dentistry, optometry, vet) and are interested in more details regarding the Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP) offered through the US Army. More details are here:

Ross University School of Medicine Info Session

Alicia L. Foster, Associate Director of Admissions from the Ross University School of Medicine will be visiting UB TOMORROW.

 The info session will be held:

Where: 109 Capen Hall inside the Undergraduate Library (Honors College) on the first floor 

When: TOMORROW Tuesday, September 13 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Alicia will discuss criteria for admission, the admissions process, curriculum, and answer your questions about life on island of Dominica.

Ross University, founded in 1978, offers both the Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees and is located on the island of Dominica.

More information can be found at


Vet Exploration Day at The Ohio State University

2016 Buckeye Vet Exploration Day

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

Attendees will gain hands-on experience through a variety of wet labs, tour the veterinary medical center and learn about the veterinary profession, admissions and student life.

Special Appearance by: The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The cost is $35 per student (includes: 2 wet labs, a giveaway and lunch)

Saturday, September 24 at
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Veterinary Medicine Academic Building (VMAB), 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-1171

Location: Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Vet Exploration Day_Fall 2016 brochure

Join the AAVMC Vet Med Fair

Come Meet Veterinary Schools!

Join on July 14th from 2pm-10pm EDT to live chat with admissions reps to learn more about what makes their programs unique. You’ll be able to ask them anything from application requirements to financial aid options.

Chat live with admissions reps by just signing up for a free account today and joining the conversation on July 14th!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to:

  • Chat live with admissions reps from top colleges & universities
  • Watch live videos on frequently asked questions during the admissions process
  • Discover colleges & universities from around the country

Sign up today!


Cornell Veterinary College Updates

Application Process Update

Starting this year Cornell will only require the  VMCAS Application (No Supplemental Application required).

The deadline for the VMCAS Application, including all supporting documents (evaluations, GRE Scores, Official transcripts) is September 15th.

This year VMCAS will also collect GRE scores for Cornell (college code 7873).

Application Instructions


Prerequisite Courses 

There have been a few changes to Cornell’s prerequisite courses recently:

  • Full Year of English Composition or Writing Intensive Courses
  • Full Year of Biology with Labs
  • Full Year of Chemistry with Labs
  • Full Year of Physics with Labs
  • Semester of Organic Chemistry
  • Semester of Biochemistry
  • Semester of Advanced Life Science Course

VMD-PhD Combined Degree Training at Penn

Rabbits help lower cholesterol. Cats may lead to a breakthrough in the AIDS epidemic. And dogs have taught doctors new heart surgery techniques. Even lobsters help scientists understand Parkinson’s disease. For over a century, animal research has helped wipe out such diseases as smallpox and polio while increasing the human lifespan by 28 years. Whether it’s fighting epilepsy, finding a cure for Alzheimer’s or making progress in brain and spinal cord trauma, the link between human health and animal health is absolutely crucial. The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine provides an outstanding environment for the training of future veterinary scientists through our combined VMD-PhD program. It’s an excellent way for you to continue your education while impacting the future of medicine ¬ for humans and all species.

Who knows what today’s research could do for future generations? Find out more by visiting the link.

Greetings from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine

I am delighted to share with you a new issue of our Pre-Vet Newsletter available on our web site.

In this issue you will find:
• Updated Prerequisite Courses
• Article: “Training in the trenches”
• Online CORNELLCAST link: “Expanding the One Health Paradigm: A Central Role For Veterinarians in Sustaining Life on Earth”
• Pre-Vet Club Saturday (October 25, 2014) – Register your club today!
• Fall Admissions Presentations and Tours
Jennifer Mailey
Director of Admissions
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Schurman Hall, S2-009
Ithaca, NY 14853