Early Admissions Programs

Veterinary Food Animal Scholars Track

The Veterinary Food Animal Scholars Track (VetFAST) addresses a nation-wide need for more food animal veterinarians. In response to this need, the College of Veterinary Medicine created VetFAST, an early-decision program for students interested in a career in food animal veterinary medicine. Undergraduate students in an approved VetFAST degree program can apply for provisional program acceptance after they have completed two terms at UMN, and if they have at least two additional terms left prior to graduation.

Veterinary Leadership through Early Admissions for Diversity

To meet the increasing demand for veterinarians and to promote diversity within the veterinary student body, the University of Minnesota has introduced the Veterinary Leadership through Early Admissions for Diversity (VetLEAD) program. VetLEAD creates a pathway into veterinary school for high-ability students at partner institutions, such as Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University.

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