Dear Prospective Students,
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine believes a diverse and inclusive community of students, interns, residents, faculty and staff enhances the educational experience, widens the path to leadership, and advances our mission to protect and enhance animal, human and environmental health and welfare locally, nationally, and globally. The VA-MD CVM embraces diversity that is broadly defined and includes age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability and socioeconomic status. The definition of diversity also includes the rich breadth of human experiences, talents and attributes. The VA-MD CVM strives to allow the multiplicity of values, beliefs, interests and viewpoints of a diverse and inclusive community to foster excellence in our efforts to provide an exceptional veterinary medical education and address quality outcomes for both society and animals alike.
Building a diverse and inclusive community is the cornerstone of excellence and necessary to foster innovation. In considering individual applicants for admission to VA-MD CVM, the Committee seeks to identify candidates whose backgrounds suggest the potential to contribute to achieving these goals. As educators of our future veterinarians, we believe in the educational benefits of diversity as emphasized by both the VA-MD CVM and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).
Admission of students with these attributes creates a VA-MD CVM community, which will enhance the educational experience, widen the path to leadership, and advance our mission of “educating a diverse population of professional students in preparation for careers in broad areas of veterinary medicine”. A core value of this mission is respect for the multiple dimensions of diversity reflected in all people.
VA-MD Vet Med DVM Program Admissions Team