A 3.9 out of 4.0
Yes. The successful candidate must have completed two years of undergraduate prevet coursework before June. If there is a tie between two applicants’ scores, the applicant with more coursework is awarded the position.
Yes. You must be a pre-vet undergraduate student at the time of application.
No. The program is limited to pre-vet students only.
No. Please submit one recommendation from a veterinarian you have worked with.
No. The most important experiences for successful candidates are veterinary practice experience with both companion animal (dog/cat) AND large animal (cow/horse) private practice settings.
June, July and August.
No. The stipend ($250 per week) is intended to cover housing costs identified by the successful applicant. There are several extended-stay hotels in Greece, NY with weekly rates.
Yes. There are no housing opportunities within walking distance to the Zoo.
No. We prioritize routine animal health procedures for the five weeks every summer during the Aab pre-vet program and cannot offer other shadowing opportunities.
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The Zoo provides scrub tops. The Aab Pre Vet fellow provides their own comfortable shoes and pants (long or short).
The admission committee uses an objective scoring system ranking applicants by experience in both traditional large and small and veterinary practices, letter of interest, veterinary recommendation and GPA.
Yes. However, a new application must be submitted.
75 to 100 qualified applicants apply each year.
Weekly payments of $250 for five consecutive weeks, totaling $1,250.
Yes. The Aab Pre Vet fellow may work with keepers in animal sections and the hospital on weekends.