Application requirements and procedures vary considerably between colleges of veterinary medicine. Be sure to check the requirements of the schools that interest you carefully. Following are some generalizations.
VMCAS (Veterinary Medical College Application Service) is the official application service for colleges of veterinary medicine. 24 /27 schools in the U.S. require applicants to apply through VMCAS. VMCAS is associated with the AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges).
For questions about VMCAS applications:
First contact your local pre-health advisor
At the University of South Alabama, this is Dr. Cindy Stanfield
5721 USA Dr. N.
You may also contact AAVMC
The VMCAS application is available on-line.
The application deadlines vary between colleges.
Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation should be sent to VMCAS.
Most veterinary schools require the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). Some schools will accept the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test).
Dates of exams can be found at their individual web sites.
To find out what exam(s) is required by a certain veterinary school and when the deadline is to complete the exam, go here.
Official transcripts should be sent directly to the veterinary school of interest.
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