Summer VIP (Veterinary Intensive Program)

Veterinary Intensive Program

Application deadline: Friday, February 9, 2024, 8:00am Central

Are you a current college student aspiring to enter the veterinary profession? We invite you to apply for one of the ten exclusive seats in our week-long summer Veterinary Intensive Program. This program is designed to prepare prospective veterinary students and promote cultural representation within the veterinary field.

Cultivating a Collaborative and Empathetic Community
We prioritize the significance of diversity within the veterinary profession and emphasize the importance of cultural competency. We aim to foster an environment where students collaborate and empathize with each other.

Providing an Immersive Learning Experience
VIP offers participants hands-on learning, live animal demonstrations, panel-style discussions, clinical teachings, wet labs, and industry-related field trips. We provide a comprehensive view of veterinary medicine.

Preparation for Veterinary School
We equip students with the skills needed to be successful during the veterinary school application process. To achieve this, students will undergo mock interviews with clinicians and VMCAS literacy sessions.

Our summer program offers a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse into the journey of becoming a successful veterinary professional.

Join us in this enriching experience that will prepare you for a career in veterinary medicine while fostering a balanced and culturally enriched veterinary profession.

This immersive experience is proudly sponsored by the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, to prepare future veterinarians while fostering a well-rounded and culturally enriched veterinary profession.

During the program, which takes place from May 12, 2024, to May 18, 2024, participants will spend a week on Auburn’s Veterinary School campus gaining hands-on experience in both small and large animal medicine. They will also develop essential professional skills, receive guidance on completing the VMCAS application, and prepare for veterinary school interviews.

The program, meticulously coordinated by third-year DVM student Starr Hutcherson, includes access to Auburn’s Bailey Small Animal and J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospitals. Additionally, participants will engage in both clinical and didactic learning similar to that of current veterinary students.

Meals and lodging will be provided for the duration of the program, while participants are responsible for arranging their transportation to and from Auburn University. To apply, please ensure all application materials are submitted by 8:00 a.m. Central on Friday, February 9, 2024. Application materials will be reviewed by members of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine community, with invitations to participate sent out by early March 2024.

Application Requirements:

  • Current Alabama or Kentucky resident 
  • College students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year, or recent college graduates.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on 4.0 scale)
  • Career interest in veterinary medicine
  • Submission of unofficial college transcripts, résumé, personal/professional statement, a statement on resilience and professionalism, and one letter of recommendation from a college advisor, faculty mentor, or veterinarian.

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

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