DIY Pre-Veterinary Student Planning Guide

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Pre-Veterinary Student Planning Guide & Self Assessment document provides important resources for UT Austin students planning on applying to Veterinary School. We are currently updating this document right now and it will be back soon.  

Prerequisites & Time Line

Stress Management Resources




Veterinary School Application Exams

Research Veterinary Schools Before You Apply!

  • Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR)
  • List of Veterinary Schools

Application Services

Application Services

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Veterinary Medicine uses TMDSAS (Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service).

Out-of-State schools use VMCAS (Veterinary Medical College Application Service)


Some health professions schools require secondary applications to be completed in addition to the primaryapplication through TMDSAS, VMCAS, and other application services. Applications are not considered complete until the secondary application is submitted. Most secondary applications require an additional fee and the majority of secondary application fees are non-refundable. Please check with Texas A&M Vet School on their secondary application cost.

Letters of Evaluation

  • Check to be sure an individual is willing to provide a reference for you before entering them on the application. As soon as you save their information, an e-mail request is automatically sent to them
  • All references must be submitted through the online reference portal. They should not be e-mailed to VMCAS. If your references have questions, encourage them to contact VMCAS directly

Personal Statements

The personal statement is a critical component of your application to Vet school, as the personal statement can either significantly help or harm your chances for success, it is important to take it seriously. The statement must be personal. This is your chance to let the Admissions Committee hear from you and understand who you are. Take advantage of the opportunity to express your commitments, motivations and values.

Pre-Veterinary Resources

Veterinarians and Public Health Resources / VPH/  MPH

  • American Association of Public Helath Veterinarians (AAPHV
  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • Ohio State Veterinary Medicine VPH program 
  • Texas A&M One Health Initiative   
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (MMWR)