AAVMC Launches Online VMSAR Directory

Jeff Douglas or Jeanne Johnson
Phone: 202/371-9195, x144
Email: jdouglas@aavmc.org or jjohnson@aavmc.org

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2020
— For aspiring veterinarians, the Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR) publication is the essential guide to becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)—and it’s now available as an online, Web-based directory at https://applytovetschool.org/.

Produced by the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC), the new content-rich website will replace the previous print version of VMSAR. Packed with useful insights and information, VMSAR provides a comprehensive overview of the admission process for national and international veterinary schools that are AAVMC members.

The online format is ideal for today’s tech-savvy students, who are accustomed to getting fast, easily accessible information in user-friendly formats. “The idea for an entirely Web-based VMSAR has been in the works for a number of years so we are excited to be able to launch this website,” said the AAVMC’s Director for Admissions & Recruitment Affairs Diana Dabdub.

Dabdub worked closely with member institutions and a Web team to produce the online directory, which is designed for prospective students and health professions advisors. Topics covered for each school include a school description, entrance requirements, admission process and deadlines, evaluation criteria, acceptance data and the cost of tuition and attendance.

The site makes it easy for prospective students to filter schools by several criteria, including location, accreditation, and whether the school requires a GRE, interview or bachelor’s degree. The site also contains the veterinary school prerequisite chart and general information chart, along with a link to the AAVMC Cost Comparison Tool. Additionally, the directory includes quick access to updated admissions policies as a result of COVID-19.

A few enhancements coming soon include the addition of a comparison feature and registration for complimentary site access.


The member institutions of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) promote and protect the health and wellbeing of people, animals and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world. Founded in 1966, the AAVMC represents more than 40,000 faculty, staff and students across the global academic veterinary medical community. Our member institutions include veterinary medical colleges and schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand as well as departments of veterinary science and departments of comparative medicine in the U.S.

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