Key Advice for Pre-Vet students
- General Chemistry is still the traditional starting point for taking your pre-vet science pre-requisites.
- Start researching school pre-requisites early. Many require courses that medical schools do not, such as public speaking and animal nutrition.
- Many schools require a minimum number of hours working with animals. Reach out to local veterinarians in your home area, both large and small animals, and exotics if you can gain access.
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) promotes excellence and leadership in academic veterinary medicine. The organization's services and publications of interest to pre-vet students include the guide to the schools Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR), the centralized application service (VMCAS), info about the required standardized test (GRE, TOEFL, MCAT) and more.