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How many veterinary schools are there in the United States?

There are 30 veterinary schools in the United States, all of which are members of AAVMC. To find out more about AAVMC Member Institutions, including their locations, please visit our AAVMC Member Institutions page.

When were veterinary schools in the United States founded?

Please see the AAVMC Member Institutions page which includes founding and AAVMC membership years for our schools.

Where can I find information about applying to veterinary school?

Please visit the Students Applicants and Advisors section of our website for information about the application process, including pre-requisites, for each AAVMC member college. You may also contact VMCAS directly through the Student and Advisor Hotline at (202) 682-0750.

Do you provide discounted or free veterinary care?

No. AAVMC is the association of veterinary colleges, not a veterinary hospital. We do not provide any kind of veterinary services. Contact your state veterinary medical association for a list of care providers in your area.

Do you promote commercial products and services?

We do provide an opportunity for businesses, governments and non-profits to present their products and services to our members at our Annual Meeting in March, and to provide sponsorship for our programs throughout the year as a demonstration of their commitment to academic veterinary medicine. As an organization, we do not endorse any products or services.

Does AAVMC rank the veterinary medical colleges?

The AAVMC does not rank veterinary medical colleges. Please see our policy on Third Party Ranking Systems.

I would like to learn more about veterinary medicine. Where can I find resources?

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides a wealth of information on careers in veterinary medicine.

Do you release member contact lists?

The AAVMC protects the privacy of institutions and does not release their contact information without prior approval.

What is your contact information?

Please visit our Contact Info page to find a full listing of staff members and their contact information.

When was AAVMC founded, and is it a part of the AVMA?

AAVMC was founded in 1966 and is an organization completely independent of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). AVMA members are individual veterinarians, whereas AAVMC members are veterinary educational institutions. To learn more about the beginnings of the AAVMC, please see our About page.

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