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HPAO. Upstairs in the SLC Lauren Rains & Dr. Baum Listserv ASAP process Contact Lauren (615) 322-2446 Lauren.Rains@vanderbilt.edu website. VVMS. Vanderbilt Pre-Veterinary Medicine Society. General Prerequisites.

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HPAO

  • Upstairs in the SLC

  • Lauren Rains & Dr. Baum

  • Listserv

  • ASAP process

  • Contact Lauren

    • (615) 322-2446

    • Lauren.Rains@vanderbilt.edu

      website


VVMS

Vanderbilt Pre-Veterinary Medicine Society


General Prerequisites

  • Pre-vet students must take the same general prerequisites as pre-med students

  • Two semesters with lab…

    • General Chemistry(102/104 a and b)

    • Organic Chemistry (220/219 a and b)

    • Introductory Biology (110/111 a and b)

    • Physics (116/118 a and b)

      • Physics 113

  • Timeline will go up on our website


Additional Prerequisites

  • In addition, many vet schools may require some combination of the following:

    • Genetics (some require lab)

    • Microbiology

      • Lab*

    • Biochemistry

      • Lab*

    • Cellular Biology

    • Animal Nutrition*

    • Calculus or statistics

    • Humanities and social sciences

    • English composition

    • Public Speaking

      *not offered at Vanderbilt


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Tricky Pre-Requisites

  • Microbiology lab

  • Biochemistry lab

  • Animal nutrition

  • Animal Science

    -Research for course credit

    -Online courses


Experience Hours

  • Experience is absolutely necessary for veterinary school applications

  • 400 hours is a good goal

  • Average number for admitted students >1000

  • Animal Experience vs. Veterinary Experience

  • Variety, consistence, developing relationships

  • Opportunities

    RITUVM

  • Keeping Track

    • Take good notes!! You will thank yourself later!!!

  • Recommendationssample


Other Activities

  • Service

  • Leadership

  • Do what you’re interested in!

  • Study abroad

    • Good for science classes: Ireland, London, Australia


Later….

  • Standardized Tests

    • Many schools require that they have your scores by the application deadline (Oct 2 this year)

    • MCAT is not required, but accepted by most schools

    • If anyone is interested, we can schedule a presentation from Kaplan about test prep

  • VMCAS (Veterinary Medicine College Application Service)sample


How VVMS can help!

  • Advice from your peers on which classes to take, when, and with which professors

  • Meetings with admissions officers

  • Volunteering at the humane society

  • Touring the zoo

  • Visit to a dairy farm

  • Mock interview questions

    website


Officers

  • Presidents: Becca Meltzer & Julia Quinn

    • Rebecca.E.Meltzer@vanderbilt.edu

    • Julia.C.Quinn@vanderbilt.edu

  • Vice Presidents: Jack Lee and Matt Miller

    • Jack.A.Lee@vanderbilt.edu

    • Matthew.Miller.1@vanderbilt.edu

  • Secretary: Tania Dawant

    • Tania.J.Dawant@vanderbilt.edu


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