AVM College Program

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Explore the wide variety of careers available within veterinary medicine and discover first-hand what attending veterinary school is really like! The week-long Adventures in Veterinary Medicine College Program is the perfect introduction for students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. This exciting and intensive program is your opportunity to learn more about veterinary medicine, surrounded by others who share your passion for animals, health, and science.

  • Investigate specialty fields and important topics in veterinary medicine through informative lectures by Tufts faculty, staff, and vet students.
  • Get valuable insight into what it takes to be a competitive veterinary school applicant and how to plan for the financial realities of vet school. Includes individualized admission counseling.
  • Build new skills as you work hands-on with animals on the Cummings School Farm, participate in laboratories, give a clinical exam to a dog, practice bandaging and suturing, and more.
  • Learn a variety of skills in our state-of-the-art simulation lab - including ultrasound, intubation, and animal CPR.

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Program Details


Students who are currently enrolled in or who have recently graduated from college


$1500 includes lunches, program materials, and activity and laboratory fees.


Classes begin daily at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


College sessions are day programs and do not include housing. Local accommodations can be found on the Cummings School website. We have also prepared a list of additional accommodations.

Questions? Contact us!

Email: avm@tufts.edu
PH: 508-839-7962

Application Information

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $40 is required and may be paid by credit card or electronic check when completing the online application.

Academic Transcripts

Official transcripts must be sent directly from your school. We cannot accept transcripts sent by the applicant. Transcripts sent from your school(s) will be uploaded into your registration account by Cummings School admissions office upon receipt. We require the following documentation:

  • High school transcripts from students who are in their first year of college
  • Official transcripts from every institution you have attended
    • If you are currently taking classes, please wait to send us your transcript from that institution until your fall grades are released.

Completed Application File Requirements

  • Submitted online application, including
    • School and extracurricular activities list
    • Description of paid or volunteer animal-related experience
    • Essay
    • Resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two letters of evaluation
  • Grades and official transcripts

Incomplete files will not be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to follow through with the AVM office to ensure that their file is complete. Early application is advised as our sessions are extremely competitive with a limited number of spaces available.

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