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University of Hawaii at Manoa Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinarians work with animals to help not only animals but also people live longer, healthier lives. They diagnose and treat sick and injured animals, prevent animal diseases, improve the quality of the environment, ensure food safety, prevent the transmission of animal diseases to humans, and advise animal owners, from livestock companies to individual pet owners.
Veterinary medicine continues to expand rapidly and now offers twenty specialties: anesthesiology, animal behavior, clinical pharmacology, dentistry, dermatology, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, laboratory animal medicine, microbiology, nutrition, ophthalmology, pathology, poultry medicine, preventive medicine, private practice, radiology, surgery, theriogenology (reproduction), toxicology, and zoological medicine.
Veterinarians work in a wide variety of areas, including private practice, zoos, private industry, mobile services, research laboratories, government institutions, the military, wildlife organizations, racetracks, and circuses. Veterinarians work in public health, inspection and regulatory agencies, and in government agencies such as the Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Fish and Wildlife Service, and Food and Drug Administration. Although most veterinarians are in clinical practice, some also choose to conduct research or teach in higher education.
Related fields that do not require a veterinary degree include animal health technician, animal research, animal science, animal training and breeding, animal welfare, environmental management, hospital administration, marine biology, veterinary assistant, and wildlife preservation.
There are currently 28 accredited veterinary schools in the U.S.; students who are considering applying should become familiar with their websites and differences. AAVMC’s Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements provides summaries for each school, making it easy for students to compare; a copy is available in PAC.
There are three general steps in applying to veterinary schools: the initial, or primary application through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS); the secondary, or supplemental application for individual schools; and the interview.
Most, but not all schools participate in VMCAS; to apply to those that do not, applicants must request applications directly from the individual schools. Primary applications can be submitted to VMCAS at www.aavmc.org. Applications are available upon request, but electronic submissions are recommended. Once your application is complete, VMCAS will forward it to whichever schools you specify. It is your responsibility to verify that your application is complete!
VMCAS applications (and most other applications, as well) request:
an application form, including
biographical information,
experience (veterinary, non-veterinary animal related, and health related),
official transcripts from all institutions attended;
an academic record, including grade point averages (cumulative, science/math, final two years, etc.);
a summary of your personal history (work, travel, etc.);
GRE or MCAT scores; and
a personal statement or narrative essay.
After reviewing the VMCAS applications they have received, veterinary schools send their own applications (the secondary or supplemental application) directly to students who meet their basic criteria. Secondary applications frequently request additional information, essays, and letters of recommendation.
After reviewing the secondary applications, veterinary schools invite promising applicants to come for an interview. Applicants are responsible for all costs incurred while interviewing, including airfare, lodging, and meals

Contact Us:
Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center
QLCSS 101
2600 Campus Road
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Honolulu, HI 96822-2217
Ruth O. Bingham, PhD
QLCSS 101
(808) 956-4045
ruth.bingham@hawaii.edu
http://manoa.hawaii.edu/

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