This annually updated publication provides a comprehensive overview of the admission process for the national and international veterinary schools that are members of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). The following need-to-know information is provided for each school: summary of application procedures, requirements for application and residency, prerequisites for admission, deadlines for each component of the application process, description of campus and campus life, and cost of tuition and fees. Additional information includes an overview of the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) and information about the accreditation of veterinary schools and professional licensure as a veterinarian.
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) coordinates the national and international affairs of all thirty-three veterinary medical colleges in the United States and Canada, nine departments of veterinary science, nine departments of comparative medicine, three other veterinary medical education institutions, eight international colleges of veterinary medicine, and three affiliate international colleges of veterinary medicine. The AAVMC fosters the teaching, research, and service activities of its members, both nationally and internationally. The mission of the AAVMC is to improve the quality of life for people and animals by advancing veterinary medical education, improving animal health and welfare, strengthening biomedical research, promoting food safety and food security, and enhancing environmental quality.