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Key Facts

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is a nonprofit membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare of animals, people and the environment around the world by advancing academic veterinary medicine.

Membership and Governance

Members include 53 accredited veterinary medical colleges in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, Asia and New Zealand.

Membership by Type

U.S. Schools: 32
Canadian Schools: 5
International: 16

Institutional Members: 53
Collaborative Members:

International: 1

Provisional Member Institutions:

International: 10

Affiliate Members

Departments of Veterinary Science: 5
Department of Comparative Medicine: 6
Other: 1


Veterinary Medical College Application Service

VMCAS 2020 Summary

Schools Using VMCAS: 40
Total DVM Programs: 42
Number of Applicants: 10,273
Number of Applications: 50,234
Average # of Schools Applied to: 4.8

VMCAS 2021 Important Dates

VMCAS Launch: January 21

VMCAS Deadline: September 15

Offer Acceptances Deadline: April 15

AAVMC History at a Glance

Founded in Illinois: 1966

VMCAS Launched: 1995

Incorporated in D.C.: 1997