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
- Auburn University
- Cornell University
- Iowa State University
- Kansas State University
- North Carolina State University
- Northern Virginia Community College (Vet Tech Program)
- Purdue University
- Royal Veterinary College
- Tufts University
- Tuskegee University
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Georgia
- University of Glasgow
- University of Tennessee
- Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
- Western University of Health Sciences
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!
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