Below is a list of resources for students who are interested in applying to veterinary school. This is not an exhaustive list of resources and it is recommended you meet with the Center frequently to discuss your overall progress.
Veterinary School Resources
Career Overview Overview provided by the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Fact Sheet The veterinary school fact sheet gives a basic outline of the requirements for veterinary school, including the national statistics for those admitted as well as suggestions for how to become a successful applicant.
Veterinary Colleges This link, provided by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), lists the contact information for U.S. Veterinary Programs.
Admissions Tests Either the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) can be taken for entrance to veterinary school. The majority of the applicants take the GRE.
VMCAS The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is how students apply to veterinary schools.
AVMA The American Veterinary Medical Association maintains helpful information about the profession.
Shadowing Lists This list is not an exhaustive list of potential places to shadow. It is highly recommend that you contact veterinarians early in your career to see about shadowing them and/or regularly volunteering in a clinical setting.
Volunteer Information The GVSU Community Service Learning Center organizes one-day and on-going service and volunteer events for GVSU students. Stop by their office at 1110B Kirkhof Center or visit their website for more information. Look under Community Partner Program & Events for one-day and on-going opportunities.
GVSU Pre-Vet Club We encourage you to actively participate in the GVSU Pre-Vet Club.
DVM Application Information/Materials
Application Process Sheet An overview of the application process. This form serves only as a guideline to the application process, it is up to you as the applicant to make sure you are meeting any deadlines or requirements outlined by the application and testing services, as well as individual school requirements. Application Checklist for once you've started the process.
File and Application Waiver The File Waiver form is used to open up your application file in the CLAS Academic Advising Center. The Application Waiver gives us permission to anonymously use portions of your application as examples to future students. You may print the document to the left and bring it in to the Center, or click here for a Microsoft Word version of the document. With this option you will be able fill out the document electronically and email it to the pre-professional advisor.
Student Information Sheet As we prepare to write your Advisor's Cover Letter, this informational sheet provides additional information for us to more completely represent you to the veterinary school admissions committee. You may print the document to the left and bring it in to the Center, or you can fill out the document electronically and email it to the pre-professional advisor.
Letter of Recommendation Form It is strongly recommended that you provide a copy of this form to those individuals who will be submitting a letter of recommendation for you. Please remember to fill out the top portion of the form before you give it to your letter writers.
Writing Personal Statements Information to get you started on your personal statement. It is also recommended that you visit the Writing Center (120 LOH) for additional help with the personal statement.