Dear prospective student,
In the long term, there is a greater need for veterinarians in clinical practice, One Medicine, and One Health areas of the profession. COVID-19 has highlighted job security within the veterinary profession, even during the pandemic and uncertain economic times.
We are aware that COVID-19 has had an impact on our prospective students in many ways. As we enter the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, we have adjusted our application process in the following ways:
- There was a surge of applications to veterinary schools during the 2020-2021 VMCAS cycle, and we anticipate this will be the case in 2021-2022. An increase in the number of applicants will influence the overall competitiveness of the candidate pool.
- We will accept no more than 50 percent of pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory coursework on your transcript for courses taken during both the 2020-2021 and the 2021-2022 academic year. Understand that we cannot calculate a GPA based on these grading systems.
- We will continue to required Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs), which are assessed via the CASPer platform. For more information, please visit takealtus.com.
- We will conduct virtual interviews for the 2021-2022 admission cycle.
- We will continue to recommend, at most, 100 hours of veterinary experience. We will accept virtual shadowing, if available.
- Depending on COVID-19 cases, we will host an in-person visitation day in Spring 2022, prior to April 15.
- We will host a number of virtual information sessions throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. To view the scheduled dates and times, go to dvm.vetmed.vt.edu/dvm-admissions/visit.html.
VA-MD Vet Med DVM Program Admissions Team