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After the Application--Now What? 

Applicants for the 2016 matriculation cycle probably noticed sweeping changes and improvements in the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). Termed "VMCAS 3.0," the application portal included a new look, feel and systematic upgrades to better aid students in completing their applications. "The new 3.0 platform drives applicant behavior by providing completion trackers, reminders and other features that essentially hold the applicant's hand through the entire process," says AAVMC Director of Admissions & Recruitment Affairs Tony Wynne. Learn more.

Getting the Word Out About Veterinary Medical School
Tony Wynne 
AAVMC Director of Admissions and Recruitment Tony Wynne sometimes wishes he could just be cloned. Coordinating the national admissions process for the veterinary medical profession can be a non-stop whirlwind of constant activity. And as soon as it's over, the process begins again. Tony frequently talks at national meetings like the American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association and tries to respond to as many special invitations as he can. But a new strategy for coordinating national speaking engagements into four or five national regions is helping spread the word a lot more effectively. Learn more.
New TV Reality Series Takes Viewers Into the World of Vet Students
Nat Geo WILD's Vet School is a new television series that follows the triumphs, trials, and tribulations of the life of a modern veterinary student. The series, which premiered Sept 19, chronicles the experiences of seven students at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine as they work through their sequence of classroom, laboratory and clinical training programs. The series runs every Sunday night through Oct. 24 at 10 p.m. EST/9C. See an outline of upcoming episodes. Watch clips.
Did You Know? ...

When you graduate from veterinary school, you will graduate with a DVM (or equivalent). Specialties in veterinary medicine require additional training and, in some cases, different certifications and/or licensure. Some veterinary schools, however, have "tracks" that offer specialty-related courses. These courses are often offered in the junior or senior year of school. If you are interested continuing your education after obtaining a DVM, check the curriculum at the colleges or schools to which you've applied.

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