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Veterinarians diagnose, treat, and control diseases in animals and are concerned with preventing transmission of animal diseases to humans. They treat injured animals and develop programs to prevent disease and injury.
|D.V.M. or V.M.D. |
Professional Schools' Organization
|AAVMC (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges)
Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
|VMCAS (Veterinary Medical College Application Service)
Some schools do not use VMCAS services and have their own applications.
VMCAS Fee Reimbursement Program
Academic Admission Requirements
|Two semesters each of English, Biology, Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry. Note: Some schools have very specific requirements often including Microbiology, Statistics, Biochemistry, Animal Science, Nutrition. Check requirements carefully.
Course Prerequisite Chart
VMCAS College Specific Requirements
Links to prerequisites for each U.S. veterinary school are found at the bottom of the Choosing Your Courses page.
|VCAT (Veterinary College Admission Test) has been discontinued.
Most schools accept GRE.
Personal Attributes & Experiences
|Demonstrated knowledge of profession, confidence and comfort around a variety of animals. Strongly recommend veterinary and non-veterinary, animal-related experience. |
|No standard form. Usually three letters, two from faculty and one from employer, vet, or another academic source.|