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Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

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  1. Ranked #13 by U.S. News Tufts UniversityCummings School of Veterinary Medicine

  2. Location • New England • 3 Campuses: • Medford, MA (undergraduate A&S) • Boston (Medical, Dental etc.) • North Grafton (Cummings Vet) • North Grafton Population: • about 17,000 residents • Small town but close to city atmosphere • Weather: • Average temperature in January is ~30ºF • Average temperature in July is ~80ºF

  3. Curriculum No tracking • First Year: • Basic biomedical sciences with emphasis on basic structural and functional relationships in normal animals • Second Year: • Pathophysiology (eg parisitology), introduction to clinical and imaging topics.

  4. Curriculum (cont.) • Third Year: • Clinical signs, diagnostic criteria, and treatment • Some room for electives • Fourth Year: • Clinical rotations

  5. How do they review your application? • Committee • Application Components • Transcript and GPA • GRE (verbal, quantitative, and analytical) • Veterinary, animal and or health science experience • Extracurricular activities • 3 Letters of Evaluation (advisor/faculty members and veterinarian/research scientist) • Essays • Interview

  6. Class of 2012 Average Age=25 Average GPA=3.61 (CVM was 3.68) Average GRE=1330/1600 (CVM: 1350) and 5.0 analytical http://www.tufts.edu/vet/admissions/resources/dvm_2012_admissions_summary.pdf

  7. What are my chances? • 2007-2008 Admissions summary: # applicants # accepted Resident 41 Nonresident 64330 Total 763 82 Acceptance Rate: 10% (with these #s…) *Tufts contracts with ME, NH, and NJ (check individual contract rules)

  8. How much will it cost? (‘07-’08) • Nonresident: • $36,190 per year • Resident: • $30,760 per year

  9. What facilities does the TCSVM have? • Foster Hospital for Small Animals • 26,000+ cases annually • Tufts Hospital for Large Animal • 1,900 cases: competition and pleasure horses (80–85%), food animals, exotics • Bernice Barbour Wildlife Clinic • 1,600 patient case-load • Tufts Ambulatory Service (CT) • 3,700 farm calls in 2007 • Tufts VETS (specialty and emergency satellite clinic in Walpole, MA) • 8,000 cases yearly

  10. Special Programs • Bachelor's/DVM Early Acceptance Program • Signature Programs: • Wildlife Medicine • International Veterinary Medicine Program • Work with international research institutes, Heifer Project etc. • Equine Sports Medicine • Combined Degree Graduate Programs • DVM/MPH • DVM/MS in Comparative Biomedical Sciences • DVM/MS in Laboratory Animal Medicine

  11. Questions? Molly a 3 day old giraffe from the Southwick Zoo (February 2009)