Mar 10, 2011

Meet College Reps and Learn What It Takes To Become a Vet at the 2011 AAVMC Veterinary Medical Career Fair

If you’re a high school student considering pre-professional programs in veterinary medicine or if you’re simply curious about what it takes to become a veterinarian, consider attending the seventh annual Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Veterinary Medical Career Fair and Information Sessions scheduled for Sunday, March 13, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., at the Westin Hotel in Alexandria.

Representatives from national and international colleges of veterinary medicine will be on hand to offer advice and answer questions about veterinary medical careers and the credentials necessary to attend any of the 41 AAVMC member institutions.

“This continues to be the premier outreach event in the mid-Atlantic region for students interested in veterinary medicine,” explained Lisa Greenhill, AAVMC associate executive director for institutional research and diversity. “More than 300 students, parents, and advisors attend each year to make important connections to colleges. It’s a great event!”

Veterinary medical careers can range from companion animal care to military veterinary medicine, shelter practice or options in public health where there are shortages of veterinarians. And the choice of undergraduate school could possibly fast track acceptance to a veterinary medical college as opportunities exist for early admission to DVM programs by bypassing completion of the BS.

Four information sessions will take place simultaneously with the fair. These sessions will address how to select a pre-veterinary program, what undergrads need to know about getting into vet schools, federal careers in veterinary medicine, and a general overview of shelter medicine.

Colleges participating in this year’s fair include

Students are strongly encouraged to register in advance for the event. More information and the schedule of information sessions may be found on the AAVMC website.

By the way if you can't attend the fair, you can find some amazing information on how to become a veterinarian on the AAVMC website, including tips on how to finance a veterinary education. Check it out!

Photo of Virginia Tech courtesy of Wikipedia

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