CALS Preveterinary Programs
UVM/Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine offers undergraduates at UVM an opportunity to apply for admission in the spring of their sophomore year. A limited number of students are admitted, and are guaranteed a space in the veterinary school class once they graduate if they have maintained the required grade point average upon graduation.
Participants in this program are offered the assurance of veterinary school admission without the substantial investments of time and energy that other pre-veterinary students typically make in the process of preparing, researching, and applying to numerous veterinary schools, and preparing for optimal scores on the GRE. Program participants can select any undergraduate major, explore other areas of interest during their junior and senior years, or choose to study abroad, thus broadening their undergraduate experience.
To be eligible to apply, candidates for this program must be sophomores and must have demonstrated academic proficiency in their coursework, particularly in the pre-veterinary science courses.
It is expected that competitive applicants will have:
- Completed at least two science sequences (most typically the year of introductory chemistry and the year of introductory biology) by the spring semester of their sophomore year.
- Completed prerequisite courses at their undergraduate institution or at other universities by special permission of the veterinary school's admissions office.
- A highly competitive cumulative grade point average.
AP credit is acceptable as long as it appears on the student's transcript. The GRE is not required for applicants to this joint program; the applicant's SAT scores will be considered during the admissions process. For more details on the application process and program requirements go to: http://asci.uvm.edu/current/opportunities/early_acceptance.html?tp=true
UVM/MASSEY UNIVERSITY VETERINARY SCHOOL PROGRAM
The UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Massey University Veterinary School in New Zealand offer a B.S./B.V.Sc program. Their B.V.Sc Degree is equivalent to the D.V.M. or V.M.D. degree offered in the United States since Massey University is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Massey has guaranteed admission for the top 5 UVM applicants who meet their selection criteria each year.
The specific courses to be taken for this option start with the Core Program of the College. In addition, each student will be required to successfully complete the following courses and credit hours. The student must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the sciences, and must also have met the required minimum score for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) tests.
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Applications will be made directly to Massey University during the Junior or Senior year at UVM and all decisions will be made by the Massey University Admissions Committee.
For information regarding admissions and/or applications to these exciting programs, contact the Admissions Office, 194 So. Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401-3596. For specific program information contact the Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 102 Terrill Hall, UVM, Burlington, Vermont 05405, 802-656-0155 or email Helen.Maciejewski@uvm.edu.
UVM/ONTARIO VETERINARY COLLEGE
The University of Vermont and the University of Guelph Ontario Veterinary (OVC), an accredited veterinary school which provides a degree in Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, have an agreement whereby OVC will hold two places in the first year of the program for students from the University of Vermont who meet the requirements for admission. Both parties agree and acknowledge that these places may not be occupied by students who are Canadian citizens or who hold Canadian Permanent Residency status. The places will be held until the end of March for entrance in September of the same year.
Students may apply for admission to the program via the Veterinary Medical College Application Service or directly to OVC through its normal application process for international applicants. For admission, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the sciences and meet the minimum score for the Graduate Record exam (GRE). Additional coursework include two semesters each of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and biology, all with labs and one semester each of calculus, statistics, biochemistry, genetics, and cell biology. For additional information, contact Helen Maciejewski, Department of Animal Sciences, 102 Terrill Hall, UVM, Burlington, VT 05405, call 802-656-0155, or email Helen.Maciejewski@uvm.edu.
UVM/VTC 2 & 2 FARMS PROGRAM
Students graduating from the UVM-VTC 2 & 2 FARMS Dairy Management Program will have the knowledge, skills and training to be effective and competitive members of the Vermont dairy industry. During the four year program it is expected that the following competencies will be gained:
- Understanding dairy businesses as systems
- Communication skills needed for coaching a management team
- Autonomous lifelong learners
- Confidence in Application of practical knowledge
- An interest in and a proven aptitude of the Vermont dairy industry
- A minimum SAT score of 1000.
- High school chemistry and algebra
- Two years of a foreign language