HOW TO BECOME A COMPETITIVE APPLICANT?
Perform very well in all Pre-Requisite Courses (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics)
Score very well on the GRE (80th-90th percentile)
Obtain up to Five Letters of Recommendation from faculty/staff who know you well and can speak highly of your work ethic and desire to pursue veterinary medicine
Have strong clinical experience from volunteer or medical opportunities relevant to veterinary medicine
Plan out your 4 year or extended plan for classes & studying – and apply on time!
Be well rounded and show passion in non-medical opportunities shaped around community and leadership!
Create a unique personal statement which speaks clearly of your passion to pursue veterinary medicine. This personal statement should easily distinguish you from another applicant.
Practice proper interview skills and techniques
Engage in academic research & clinical science!
Seek the right counselors and mentors to keep you on track, motivated, and ready to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
The application process can be pretty tricky. University Doctor has all the info you need to get you started! Find the useful resource below to get you along your way into the Medical School of your choice. Be sure to contact one of our University Doctor Faculty/Counselor to help you every step of the way!
General Information: Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements Publication
Complete undergraduate coursework to include the following prerequisite courses:
- Biology/Zoology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Math, English, Humanities
- Detailed list of course requirements for each program found here:
Explore opportunities to gain practical experience working with patients in an veterinary clinic or health-related setting.
Take Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
- Test deadlines for each program are found here:
- Submit ALL official test scores directly to programs and NOT to VMCAS.
Draft personal statement to the question below (VMCAS PS prompt):
- Discuss briefly the development of your interest in veterinary medicine.
- Discuss those unique activities that have contributed to your preparation for a professional program.
- Discuss your understanding of the veterinary medical profession, what you have to offer the profession to it and your career goals and objectives.
Request official copies of transcripts to be sent to you to aid you in filling out transcript entry portion of VMCAS application
Contact potential letter writers
- Determine what types of letter writers (faculty, veterinarian) are required for each specific program
- Confirm the individual is willing to provide a letter of reference
- Provide them with description of program you are applying to, copy of your CV & personal statement
- Discuss deadline date with evaluator
Create Veterinary Medicine College Application System (VMCAS) account
Complete application through Veterinary Medicine College Application System (VMCAS)
Complete biography, coursework, standardized test score (GRE), experience (employment, extracurricular, research, volunteer), achievement section
Input personal statement
- It is recommended to use a word processing program and then copying and pasting statement into text box.
Upload letters of recommendation using electronic letters of recommendation (eLOR) system
- Register evaluators into eLOR system. Once registered, an email will automatically be generated and sent to evaluators containing instructions and their usernames and passwords
- Let the writer know an email from email@example.com with the subject line “VMCAS Evaluation Request” will be sent to their inbox
Request transcripts (from all colleges attended) to be sent directly to VMCAS
PO BOX 9126
Watertown, MA 02471
Designate programs to apply to
Submit application fee
Print and REVIEW application for any errors or omissions
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