A Pre-Veterinary Student

We’re here to help you on your path to veterinary school

 

VIN Foundation resources are available to all pre-veterinary students, veterinary students, and veterinarians at no cost. We are regularly updating the resources with the most up-to-date information. If you want to stay updated please complete the Get Updates form and choose the resource(s) of interest.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Technology by VIN

Explore the new special VIN Foundation access on VIN with the Apply Smarter Message Board. This discussion area on VIN is a helpful forum to discuss applying to veterinary school with veterinarians, veterinary students, and fellow pre-veterinary students. Have questions about applying to veterinary school, or about a certain school? Perhaps you’re pondering the financial side of the process? Or maybe you’re already accepted — congratulations! — and wondering what the next best steps are. You even have the ability to post your questions anonymously in this area!

 

I Want to be a Veterinarian | VIN Foundation | Pre-veterinary students information

I Want to be a Veterinarian is designed and staffed by members of the veterinary profession who want to help you understand your goals and figure out if veterinary medicine is really the right career for you. Start with the downloadable brochure or the FAQ section to find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about becoming a veterinarian.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Vet School Bound | Apply Smarter to veterinary school

You don’t need to do all the groundwork to choose a veterinary school yourself.  Vet School Bound provides pre-veterinary students tips and tools to make the veterinary school application process easier.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Webinar | Apply Smarter

Apply Smarter to veterinary school by narrowing your target list of schools. Applying to tons of schools doesn’t necessarily increase your chance of getting in, but it does increase the probability that you’ll be paying more than necessary for your veterinary education. Learn how applying only to veterinary schools where you can attend at the lowest cost possible can increase your chances of getting in, and save you hundreds of thousands of dollars repaying your student loans. 

VIN Foundation Cost of Education Map | Pre-veterinary resources | pre-veterinary school map | Apply Smarter to veterinary school

New veterinarians with less educational debt have a head start on life. The VIN Foundation Cost of Education Map is an interactive map to help pre-veterinary students compare up-to-date information on veterinary school costs, including the cost of attendance and living expenses.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Student Debt Center

The VIN Foundation In-School Loan Estimator helps pre-veterinary students estimate their student loan costs based on school, residency status, and the amount they plan to borrow during school.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | Veterinary Pulse Podcast | Vets4Vets® you are not alone peer-to-peer support Dr. Bree Montana

The Veterinary Pulse podcast is the heartbeat of the veterinary profession. Helpful podcast episodes for pre-veterinary students include a breakdown of cost in applying to veterinary school and tips on best practices for interviews.

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Speaker Series CE veterinary classes | Webinars

The VIN Foundation webinars provide helpful information for pre-veterinary colleagues with the Apply Smarter webinars, updated annually.

VIN Foundation blog | veterinary blog | pre-veterinary blog | veterinary student blog | veterinarian blog | veterinary student debt blog

The VIN Foundation pre-veterinary blog posts cover topics from veterinary school applications, to interview tips and financial aid.

Have a question? We’re here to help, please reach out! ApplySmarter@VINFoundation.org