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Undergrad schools with "agreements" w/ Vet Schools

collegeQcollegeQ Posts: 1Registered User New Member
I know there are a few schools out that that have great science programs AND have agreements or links with some vet programs. WPI has an agreement with Tufts. This does not guarantee you admission but they do work closely. I'm sure there must be other undergrad schools with similar connections. Does anyone know of any??
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Replies to: Undergrad schools with "agreements" w/ Vet Schools

  • timeflewtimeflew Posts: 601Registered User Member
    I knew that many states without a vet school have contractual arrangements with states that do, but I wasn't aware of undergrad schools partnering with vet schools. Interesting. I consulted my good friend Google and found this info about articulation agreements Ross University Vet school on St Kitts has with several U.S. colleges -

    Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine | Ross University Partnerships

    Anyone know of any vet school/undergrad program ties?
  • kellybkkkellybkk Posts: 384- Member
    There is a contractual tie betweeen University of Kentucky and Auburn vet school.
  • equinevet2beequinevet2be Posts: 24Registered User New Member
    This may not be exactly what you are talking about, but Colorado State University has a program called Vet Start for incoming undergrad freshman...approximately 5 applicants are selected (out of roughly 200) as freshman and are GUARANTEED admission to vet school when they graduate. There is also some scholarship $$$ that comes with it. And, lots of mentor assistance along the way. It's a fabulous program, and I'm applying for this fall. It's so competitive, but I have to give it a shot!
  • timeflewtimeflew Posts: 601Registered User Member
    Good luck, equinevet2b! That does sound like a great program. Mississippi State University has a something similar wherein accepted undergrads are guaranteed vet school admission, but i don't know about the number of slots or potential scholarship $$.
    Keep us posted!
  • drbdrb Posts: 1,383Registered User Senior Member
    UVM has a partnership with Tufts (one of the top schools) and with Massey University ... in New Zealand.
  • gbesqgbesq Posts: 1,779Registered User Member
    The colleges of veterinary medicine at Purdue University, Kansas State University, the University of Missouri-Columbia and Mississippi State University all have "early admission" programs to which exceptionally well qualified high school seniors can apply. These programs guarantee admission to vet school conditioned upon the successful completion of the undergraduate preveterinary requirements and certain additional criteria. My daughter is a graduating senior in the early admit program at Kansas State and will be continuing on to vet school there. Given how difficult it is to get into vet school (K-State's vet school typically has about 1,200 applicants for 108 seats), the early admission programs can give you a significant advantage vis a vis the traditional admissions process.
  • crabbie1234crabbie1234 Posts: 225Registered User Junior Member
    Both WSU and UGA also have this program where you will be able to finish undergrad and grad school in 7 years instead of 8 years, though for those two there are requirements that you have to meet in order to be eligible for the program!
  • Dad_of_3Dad_of_3 Posts: 1,767Registered User Senior Member
    UVM has a partnership with Tufts (one of the top schools) and with Massey University ... in New Zealand.

    drb, thanks for the post. The general impression I'm got from scanning some of the other threads is that even if you get in through an early admission track, there's a pretty severe weeding out process. And the UVM program seems to be one that gives an opportunity to get on this track in the sophomore year, but it's not clear what the admission stats are beyond "The veterinary school invites a small number of applicants for interviews in April".
    Given that DD's scores aren't spectacular - top 20%ile GPA and just below 75th on the SATs, what would be the best path to take?

    Your reference to the NZ school was interesting. I checked several AVMA certed Australian schools too by following this thought. Does anyone know of someone whose actually been through any of these programs? Is admissions as competitive as the US vet schools? And do they have any problems that we hear about foreign vet degrees even if they are on the AVMA list?
  • btpayne13btpayne13 Posts: 53Registered User Junior Member
    The University of Illinois' vet school has an early and guaranteed (3+4) agreement with Augustana College.
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