Category Archives: Veterinary

Veterinary Admissions Virtual Fair

Your pathway to a veterinary career begins with applying for and attending veterinary school. We invite you to join us on June 18, 2019 for the first ever Veterinary Admissions Virtual Fair!

There will be over twenty-five veterinary schools from all over the world ready to chat with you about the veterinary career, applying to veterinary school and more! There is also a special chat room with the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS).

To register for the fair, or to find out more information, please click on the fair graphic above, or you can click HERE

VMCAS Webinars

From the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges:

Keep Up With All The Webinar & Lecture Schedules

The Road to Veterinary School

Audience : Pre-Veterinary Students / Pre-Vet & Pre-Health Advisors
Summary :  The Road to Veterinary School can seem like a long and arduous process. This session will ease some of the planning anxiety with easy to remember recommendations on how to prepare for your future application to veterinary school.
Presenter: Tony Wynne, Director, the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) 

April 22, 2019 @ 1:00PM Eastern Time

VMCAS 2020 Workshop

Audience : Applicants to the VMCAS 2020 Application Cycle 
Summary :  Join VMCAS for a VMCAS 2020 Application Workshop. Come ask questions about the application, troubleshoot, and generally learn about the application process.

May 17, 2019 @ 11:00AM Eastern Time

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

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!

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!



Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

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.



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Schedule of activities



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?


University of Guelph Vet School in Buffalo March 15

There will be a National College Fair at the Buffalo Convention Center on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (9 a.m. – noon; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.) and Thursday, March 16, 2017 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.).

The University of Guelph will have a table at this event.  This will be a great opportunity for students interested in veterinary medicine to find out more about the DVM program at the Ontario Veterinary College. They are ranked first in Canada, fourth in North America and in the top ten worldwide for veterinary science!

Guelph is the closest vet school to Buffalo, a 90 minute drive.  With the favorable exchange rate the tuition is similar to many US school rates. They are AVMA accredited and so US students can work in the US right after graduating.


Why Diversity Matters in Health Care

As a health professions student, you need to be aware of the complex issues that shape the health care field in the United States. Some of the most urgent topics today revolve around our nation’s need to eliminate inequities in the quality and availability of health care for ethnic, racial and economic minorities. Closely connected to this is the need to increase both the diversity and the cultural competence of our health care workforce.