Tufts 2013 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program

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We are pleased to inform you  that the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2013 Adventures in Veterinary Medicine Program.  We offer two exciting sessions for college students as well as a session for adult, non-traditional students.

Adventures in Veterinary Medicine (AVM) is a unique career exploration program designed to provide its participants with a deeper understanding of the field of veterinary medicine and the many different and rewarding opportunities available within the profession. This coming summer, we are proud to be celebrating 23 years of successful programming.   If you have students who are trying to determine whether veterinary medicine is the right career path for them, our program will be able to provide them with valuable insight into the many different facets of the profession. For your students who already know that veterinary medicine is their future profession, our program will provide the enrichment and added encouragement they need to actively pursue their veterinary goal.  Many of our past AVM participants have successfully gained admission to veterinary school both here at Tufts and at other colleges.


Our week long session for college students includes lectures and laboratories taught by some of our top veterinary faculty, researchers, and veterinary students, on timely and relevant topics. Participants will have the opportunity to shadow fourth year veterinary students on their clinical rotations in our small animal hospital, large animal hospital, as well as our wildlife clinic.  Students will listen to panel discussions and also have the opportunity to learn about the admission and financial aid process.


2013 Program Dates


Adult Session 2          May 6-10

College Session 3       June 3-7

College Session 4       June 10-14


Applications are available online via our website.  As our program continues to attract bright, motivated students who are seriously considering a career in veterinary medicine, admission remains competitive. There is no deadline for applying; however, as each session has limited seats, it is highly recommended that applications be submitted as early as possible. The admission selection process begins after the new year and continues on a rolling basis until the sessions are full.  A completed application includes the online application, two letters of evaluation, and official transcripts.
Please share this information and the attached brochure with your students, as well as with any other appropriate departments at your institution. If you would like us to mail you a poster and some additional brochures, kindly email us and we will be happy to provide them.


For more information on the program, including eligibility, tuition, and the online application, feel free to visit our website at:  www.tufts.edu/vet/avm or contact us at AVM@tufts.edu or 508-839-7962.




Adventures in Veterinary Medicine

Tufts University

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

200 Westboro Road

North Grafton, MA  01536

Phone:  (508) 839-7962

Fax:  (508) 839-7952