The completed application packet consists of the following materials:
The application process is paperless. The applicant must submit the personal statement, CV or resume, and college transcript in a single email to email@example.com. Paper applications will not be reviewed.
Evaluators should submit their recommendation form as a PDF directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST on the second Friday in January. Incomplete or late applications will be disqualified – no exceptions. Be sure your evaluator submits the recommendation form by the deadline to avoid disqualification of your application.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome by the second Friday in February.
Please review the FAQs below for additional information. If you still have questions, you can contact Dr. DiVincenti at email@example.com.
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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.
The internship can occur during any consecutive 8 week period in May, June, July or August at a time mutually coordinated between the successful applicant and Dr. DiVincenti.
No. The stipend is $750 and housing is not provided. However, low cost housing options may be available through a docent or Zoo staff member. Dr. Louis will discuss these options with the successful candidate if he or she is interested.
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.
Biweekly payments of $1,500 for a total of $6,000, subject to state and federal income taxes.
Yes. The Aab Pre Vet fellow may work with keepers in animal sections and the hospital on weekends.