Preceptorship Program

Application to Host Preceptorship

Procedure to apply for the Auburn University Preceptorship Program:

The Preceptorship Committee of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (AUCVM) uses this application to determine if this practice meets the standards required by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Currently unapproved/expired preceptorship sites must complete a preceptorship application to have the opportunity to host our preceptorship students. After the application deadline, our Preceptorship Committee will review the applications to determine whether sites can be a preceptorship host. Important considerations in the approval process are a) evidence of good surgical standards, b) compliance with all state and federal radiological standards, c) adequacy of case load, d) availability of diagnostic services, and e) willingness of the preceptor to provide supervised, hands-on experience.

Preceptorship applications are due on September 1, 2023, at 11:59 pm CST for the opportunity to host the Class of 2024 and the following two classes. If the application is not submitted by the deadline, the application will be considered for the next group of students, not the Class of 2024. Preceptorship for the Class of 2024 will be from March 4, 2024, to April 26, 2024. Applicants who apply by the deadline will be informed of the Preceptorship Committee’s decision regarding their application by October 2, 2023.

To apply for the Auburn University Preceptorship program, you’ll need to complete the application form.  If you are applying through an Auburn University student, you should already have access to create the application. If not, please reach out to Carlee Smithwick at or Rekha Bailur at

Preceptorship Application Form