Preceptorship Program

Site Application for Preceptorship

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.

Site applications are due on September 3, 2024, at 11:59 pm CT for the opportunity to host the Class of 2025 and the following two classes. Late site applications will not be accepted, and please note that the application link will not work after the September 3rd deadline. If you miss the application deadline and want to apply for the Class of 2026 preceptorship application cycle, please send an email to in early May (2025). The Class of 2026 preceptorship application cycle for the opportunity to host the Class of 2026 and the following two classes will likely open in early May (2025) and close by the beginning of September (2025). Site applications for preceptorship do not stay open year-around. 

Preceptorship for the Class of 2025 will begin on March 10, 2025, and end on May 2, 2025. Please expect to hear from our office on or slightly before October 1, 2024, concerning the Preceptorship Committee’s decision about your site’s application. 

If you are applying on behalf of one of our Class of 2025 students, you should already have access to the application (check your email inbox for a Qualtrics email with a link to the site application). If not, please reach out to

Preceptorship Application Form