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Application to DVM/MS in Lab Animal Medicine

Students apply to the DVM/MS–LAM program by May 15 of their first year of veterinary school.

Application Requirements

The application requirements for applicants to the DVM/MS–LAM program include the following:

  • Students must have successfully completed the first semester of the DVM program at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and be full-time students in good academic standing.
  • Students must have successfully completed the spring selective Introduction to Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Students must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency.


Up to six students are admitted each year to the DVM/MS–LAM program. Selection is based upon the following criteria:

  • Application and Essays
  • Letter of Evaluation
  • Academic Performance at Cummings School
  • DVM Application Materials

Applicants are notified of admission to the program by June 15 in order to begin one of their summer Applied Learning Experiences.