Facilitating Recruitment and Admissions
Providing Information About Careers in Veterinary Medicine
To encourage students to pursue careers in veterinary medicine, the AAVMC hosts an annual career fair where interested students can learn more about various types of veterinary practices as well as meet representatives from schools and colleges of veterinary medicine.
This premier veterinary medical career fair provides valuable information for high school and undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing veterinary medical careers. It features information sessions tailored for high school students who are beginning to consider careers in veterinary medicine and for undergraduate students who want information about applying to colleges of veterinary medicine..
Representatives from national and international colleges of veterinary medicine offer advice and answer questions about veterinary medical careers, which can range from companion animal care to military veterinary medicine, shelter practice, or other shortage areas such as food animal veterinary medicine and public health.
The AAVMC also coordinates and distributes an admissions newsletter that provides vital information about applying to veterinary medical school and highlights veterinarians on the association's website who are applying their veterinary medical knowledge in diverse ways to serve society.
Investigating and Implementing Recruitment Strategies
How can academic veterinary medicine recruit the best and brightest to become the veterinarians of the future? This National Recruitment Promotion Plan
, commissioned by the AAVMC in 2007, suggests some approaches that are both under development and underway.
Leading Students Through the Application Process
The AAVMC hosts the Veterinary Medical College Application Service
and publishes the Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements
guide. We also provide support and guidance to applicants as they walk through the application process.