Aspiring Veterinarians


Resources for Aspiring Veterinarians


Learning About Veterinary Medicine

Getting into Veterinary School

Opportunities for Gaining Animal Experience



Learning About Veterinary Medicine

There are many websites and resources available for aspiring veterinarians. Below are listed a few good sites to start exploring the process for becoming a veterinarian:

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
AVMA Pre-Vet Advisor Newsletter
Little Zoo Vets – Central Park Zoo
Little Zoo Vets – Bronx Zoo
Steps to Becoming a Veterinarian
The Veterinary Information Network – I Want to Be a Veterinarian
VMANYC High School Veterinary Career Exploration Program

Summer Camp for Middle School, High School and College Students

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina University College of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

 


Getting Into Veterinary School

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Admissions
UC Davis College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Education Expense and Payment

Summer Camp for
Middle School, High School and College Students

AG Discovery Program
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina University College of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

 


Opportunities for Gaining Animal Experience

One of the most important components in preparing for veterinary school applications is getting quality animal experience, both in animal husbandry and veterinary settings. These experiences are not only required for vet school admissions, but are critical for students to find out what the profession is like on a day-to-day basis. But these opportunities can be pretty hard to find, particularly in a big, busy city like ours. The VMA has compiled opportunites in the following categories. Please click the links or follow-up with the contact person for each of the opportunities below:

1) Formal Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
2) Veterinary Clinics and Animal Care Facilities Who Accept Volunteers
3) Veterinary Clinics with Part-time or Summer Job Opportunities

1) Formal Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Wildlife Health Center Volunteer- Bronx Zoo – Year-round volunteer and summer positions available. Must be >18 years old. Applications are competitive and accepted on a rolling basis. Decisions for summer positions are made by May 15. Contact: Lisa Eidlin, Hospital Manager at leidlin@wcs.org

Teen internships – Bronx Zoo – Ages 13-17. Three week internships during the summer months, Monday thru Friday

Aquatic Animal Health Center Volunteers – New York Aquarium on Coney Island. Must be >18 years old.

Animal Care and Control – Volunteer opportunities. Must be >18 years old. Requires a 6 month commitment of at least 8 hours per month

ASPCA – Volunteer opportunities in animal care (16 years old and above) and veterinary medicine (21 years old and above). Requires a 6 month commitment of at least 8 hours per month. Applications are processed quarterly

Animal Medical Center – Pre-veterinary Student Summer Volunteer Program. Limited to college students on a pre-veterinary track. Most student volunteers are required to commit to 10 continuous 35-hour weeks

Animal Haven

Bidawee

Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition – Must be >21 years old

2) Veterinary Clinics and Animal Care Facilities Who Accept Volunteers

Westside Veterinary Center – Accepts internships. Mailed or faxed resumes are preferred. Contact:

Karen Cantor, DVM Director, Westside Veterinary Center, 220 West 83rd Street, New York, New York 10024. Phone – 212-580-1800. Fax – 212-362-8948

3) Veterinary Clinics with Part-time or Summer Job Opportunities

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