Pre DVM Program Opportunities

Summer Enrichment Program Summer 2014

This program is designed to provide disadvantaged students with activities that will enhance their preparation to veterinary school. The five-week intensive summer program will begin June 27, 2014 (with orientation) and end August 1, 2014. The program will accommodate up to ten students.

Students will have the opportunity to obtain some veterinary experience through rotations at our Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Students are also provided resource materials for preparation of the GRE and study skills. Professionals will speak on opportunities within veterinary medicine and career opportunities. Students will be required to participate in labs and make presentations. All students are expected to complete the entire five weeks (Monday through Friday) and all components of the program. A minimum of six hours each day (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) will be in the teaching hospital, and two hours each day (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) will be for other program activities.

Participants will receive a $500.00 stipend at the end of the program. Room, board and transportation will not be provided. We can assist in locating housing. It is highly recommended that you have a bicycle (with light) for transportation around campus.

Criteria for Eligibility:

  • Completed a minimum of one year of biology and/or chemistry
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in all sciences and cumulative coursework
  • Have some veterinary experience
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to veterinary medicine through previous animal/veterinary experience.
  • Submit a minimum of two letters of recommendations
  • Students must participate fully in the five-week program
  • Complete all application requirements

Program Components:

The Summer Enrichment Program is designed to:

  • Gain exposure and experience with small and large animals
  • Daily clinical rotations in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
  • Weekly case presentations from participants
  • Basic osteology review
  • GRE practice test and writing skills workshops
  • Admissions and application workshops
  • Mock interviews
  • Study skills/time management workshops
  • Speakers from various veterinary medical careers

Students are placed in various departments at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and other sites on campus on weekly rotations. Students spend 6 hours per day (5 days a week) gaining valuable experience in many diverse fields of veterinary medicine.

Afternoon presentations, typically 2 hours each day, are designed to give students valuable information regarding admission requirements, the application process, review study skills, GRE preparation, labs, and presentations from veterinary students and faculty.

Applications are due no later than April 15, 2014. You will be notified no later than May 1, 2014.  If you have further questions, please feel free to contact our office at (530) 752-1383 or email ymwilliams

Download Application file here (pdf).

Please submit the application, official copy of transcript(s) from all colleges attended, and two letters of recommendation to:

Yasmin Williams
SEP Program Director
University of California
School of Veterinary Medicine
Office of the Dean-Student Programs
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Applications may be faxed to 530-752-6292, Attn:  Yasmin Williams