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Below you will find answers to some frequently asked questions about the AAVMC and academic veterinary medicine. Should you not find answers to the question(s) you have below, please feel free to contact us and we will be pleased to help you. 


Do you provide discounted or free veterinary care?

Does AAVMC accredit colleges offering the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree?

Does AAVMC rank the veterinary medical colleges?

How is AAVMC different from AVMA? Are they part of the same organization?

Which members of congress are in the Veterinary Medical Caucus?

Who is my representative in congress? What about my state legislature?

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Where can I find information about applying to veterinary school?

Where can I find a list of veterinary colleges?

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I’d like a copy of the Comparative Data Report. Could you send this to me?

I’d like to email an announcement or job posting to all of the colleges. How do I go about doing this? Does AAVMC have a listserv?

I’d like to send a survey to member institutions. What is the process for this?

I’m interested in getting involved with AAVMC committees. Where can I find more information, and how do a sign up?

When do I pay my institution’s dues?

Where can I find the dates and locations of AAVMC meetings?

Which AAVMC meetings should I attend?

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What is the AAVMC?

How many veterinary medical schools are there in the United States?

How many veterinary students graduate from U.S. schools each year?

Is there a shortage of veterinarians?

Are most veterinary medical schools public or private?

Since there are only 32 CVMs in the U.S. is it difficult to get into veterinary school?

Do you have to have a pre-vet major or animal science degree as an undergraduate to get into veterinary medical school?

What kind of classes should students take if they want to become veterinarians?

What qualities do CVMs look for in applicants?

How much has class size increased over time?

What is the curriculum like in veterinary medical school?

What is the average veterinary medical school tuition?

What’s the average amount of debt for a veterinary medical graduate?

What loan forgiveness, grants or financial aid programs are in place for vet students/graduates?

Is it worthwhile for a doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) to pursue advanced education, for example, in research?

What are the career options for veterinary medical graduates?

How much money can a veterinarian make?

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