Summer VIP (Veterinary Intensive Program)

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A 1-week summer Veterinary Intensive Program offering current college students a behind-the-scenes look at vet school while growing a cultural balance across the veterinary profession.

Application deadline: Friday, April 1, 2022

Current college students interested in careers within the veterinary profession are invited to apply for one of only 10 seats in a week-long summer intensive program designed to prepare prospective veterinary students for careers in the veterinary profession. Fostering a collaborative, open-minded environment that prioritizes tolerance and partnership grounded in a broad worldview, the summer Veterinary Intensive Program provides future veterinary students with a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become a successful veterinary professional.

Sponsored by the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity and selected through a competitive application process, the Summer VIP program is centered around celebrating all cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints to cultivate a more balanced ecosystem within the veterinary profession. Read more about Auburn University’s commit to diversity.

Participants will spend one week on Auburn’s campus gaining small and large animal medicine experience, developing professional skills, preparing to complete the VMCAS application and for the interview process, while encouraging a diverse student and alumni population that will ultimately benefit both society and the overall veterinary profession. Preparing all students for a fair and equitable workforce, the program offers current college students a unique, first-hand experience inside Auburn’s Bailey Small Animal and J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospitals, as well as in the critical areas of anatomy, histology and parasitology alongside current Auburn veterinary faculty and students.

Produced and directed by 4th year DVM student Indya Woods, the first annual Summer Veterinary Intensive Program will occur July 11-15, 2022, on the Auburn University campus. Meals and lodging will be provided for all participants for the duration of the program. Participants are required to provide their own transportation to and from Auburn University, arriving Sunday, July 10, 2022, and departing Saturday, July 16. Participants who complete the Summer VIP will be eligible for a waiver for the Auburn Vet Med supplemental application fee when/if applying to Auburn’s DVM program.

Completed application materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Applicants chosen for interviews will be notified via email by close of business on Friday, April 15, 2022.

Interviews will occur April 20-26, 2022.

Letters of invitation will be emailed to applicants by Monday, May 2, 2022.

Application Requirements:

  • Current Alabama resident 
  • Rising sophomore, junior or senior college student
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale)
  • Career interest in the veterinary profession
  • Unofficial college transcripts
  • Current résumé
  • Personal/professional statement
  • Equity and inclusion essay
  • Two letters of recommendation from college advisors, faculty mentors and/or veterinarians

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Made possible by a grant from the Office of Inclusion and Diversity Inclusive Excellence Programming Fund.

Auburn University is an equal opportunity employer/educational institution.