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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017

Pre-Professional Advising: Pre-Veterinary Medicine

1409 Animal Sciences Center, 301-405-6495

Advising for pre-veterinary students occurs at two levels: initially, Dr. Sarah Balcom, DVM,  pre-veterinary advisor in the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences (1409 Animal Sciences Center; 301-405-6495 or email at sbalcom@umd.edu ), will advise students, regardless of major, about preparing for veterinary school.  During the freshmen and sophomore years, advising is done through spring group advising meetings which cover topics such as coursework, grades, finances, extra-curricular activities, gaining animal and veterinary experience, and securing academic and professional references.  For students in the process of applying to veterinary school, Dr. Balcom is available for email and one-on-one consultations. As students progress and establish academic credentials, they should also use the advising resources of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, 8075 Greenmead Drive, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-3711.  Dr. Nathaniel Tablante (301-314-6810, nlt@umd.edu ) is the pre-veterinary advisor for the Regional College at that location.

Pre-Veterinary Medicine

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