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VetLEAD Application Materials

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (U of M CVM) will be accepting applications to the VetLEAD program from FAMU students beginning April 4, 2014. Applications will be posted in March 2014.

Application Due Date: All materials must be received by April 25, 2014.

Applicants must meet the following basic requirements to be eligible for VetLEAD:

  • Enrolled full time at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in a CESTA program and have completed at least 60 credits at FAMU
  • Enrolled in a major and taking pre-vet coursework within the College of Engineering Sciences, Technology, and Agriculture
  • Currently classified at sophomore status according to FAMU transcript
    • This is based on credits earned according to an applicant’s FAMU transcript and not based on year enrolled in the major (for example, you are a senior based on credits, but in your second year within the Animal Science program at FAMU. Unfortunately, you would be ineligible.).
  • Not currently applying for admission to any other D.V.M. program through VMCAS

Desired Applicant Characteristics:
Well qualified applicants will possess many of the following:

  • ACT score of 25 or higher or SAT score of 1130 or higher
  • FAMU cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Strong grades in required prerequisite courses, such as introductory biology and chemistry
  • Past experience within the veterinary profession (volunteering, shadowing, paid position, etc.)
  • Past experience within an animal care setting
  • Involvement in extracurricular and community activities
  • Leadership experience

Application Materials:
The following materials are due on the application deadline of April 25, 2014.

  1. VetLEAD Admissions Application - Please read the instructions carefully on the application form. Fill out the application electronically; no handwritten copies, please. Applications may be returned to the U of M CVM by two ways:
    1. Applicants may email an electronic copy of their application to Karen Nelson at and mail in transcripts. This is the preferred method.
    2. Applicants may print the application and mail a paper copy to Karen Nelson at the address below.
  2. Official Transcripts - One from each college/university the applicant has ever attended. This includes colleges/universities abroad. Applicants may collect the transcripts and keep them in their officially sealed envelopes, then send the transcripts directly to the U of M CVM. Or, they may ask each issuing college/university to send the transcripts directly to the following address:

University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine
Academic and Student Affairs Office
1964 Fitch Avenue
108 Pomeroy Center
St. Paul, MN 55108

  1. Professional References -  Please read the applicant instructions carefully on the reference form. Each applicant must select three evaluators. One should be from a D.V.M. who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success within the profession. The second should be an advisor or faculty member from FAMU. The third should come from an individual of the applicant’s choosing from a professional setting (work, school, volunteer organizations, etc.). Please, no friends or family members. Reference forms may be submitted to the U of M CVM in two ways:
    1. The evaluator may mail or email the completed reference form directly to Karen Nelson.
    2. The evaluator may give a paper copy to the applicant, in a sealed envelope with their signature across the flap. The applicant should then send the sealed evaluation directly to the U of M CVM. References returned by the applicant in an unsealed envelope will not be accepted.

Questions? Contact us!

If you experience technical difficulty with either the application or reference form, please read the Frequently Asked Questions for assistance.

Karen Nelson
Director of Admissions
University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine

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