Vet School Applications Increase Significantly

The number of people applying for entrance to veterinary school increased by 19 percent for the 2020-2021 school year. Preliminary data from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) shows that 10,273 applied for entrance into vet school this year compared to the 8,645 who applied for the 2019-2020 year.

This increase could be pandemic related, reports JAVMAnews. Historically, in times of uncertainty, applications to graduate and professional programs increase, so some increase in applications was to be expected. This often happens as people completing undergraduate degrees have trouble finding employment during economic downturns, so they decide to continue their education.

The 19 percent increase is significantly higher than the average 6 to 7 percent increase in applications seen each year. The deadline for application was extended this year, which may play a role in the increase. Additionally, the AAVMC admissions and recruitment teams communicated more with applicants and conducted more webinars as resources to potential applicants.

Read more at JAVMA News.

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