You've made it to veterinary school and TwoPointOne couldn't be more proud of you!
Below you will find resources specific to this level of your educational career. You may notice resources that have been posted under the high school student and (or) the undergraduate student resource page, but we believe these resources can still benefit you as a veterinary student. Good luck and if there are resources you'd like to see here feel free to submit a form found on the "Get Involved" page.
UM CVM provides extensive veterinary anatomy study resources including videos, picture, & quizzes to assist students studying small & large animal anatomy, developmental anatomy, neuroanatomy, and planar (MRI & CT) anatomy.
This site is intended for veterinary students who wish to self-assess their capability to correctly interpret canine and feline urinalysis results.
Digital flashcards that can be viewed on desktop as well as mobile via the app.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is used to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.
AAVMA has a page on their site that is designated to financial resources including scholarships.
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation supports the next generation of veterinarians by providing scholarships to veterinary students attending an AVMA-accredited school in the United States and select veterinary colleges across the globe.
BeeOne has an annual scholarship as well as spontaneous giveaways through their social media account (IG: @beeone.foundation) to support young women of color who are seeking higher education.
Externships & Internships
Who To Follow
Follow the instagram pages of these black & black ally veterinary professionals in the slideshow below!
What I Have Learned Thus Far As A Veterinary Student
UTILIZE ADDITIONAL STUDY RESOURCES
Coming from a true introvert I can tell you that yes studying alone is comfortable but does it allow you to think in a different perspective? Does it truly test your knowledge? Most likely it does not.
Find study partners, no more than 2-3 are necessary.
Go to university provided peer learning groups/supplemental instruction. These sessions usually come with worksheets and study tools to help students prepare for examinations.
Ask Questions! Professors usually stay after class for a few minutes. Use that opportunity to ask questions and develop a relationship with them. This relationship will come in handy as you will need to begin to build a professional network on this level.
Utilize office hours. Professors have time set aside to assist students, do not be afraid to use that time to ask any questions you may have. It is essential to clarify any confusion you may have about any topic. Like the point above, this is also important for creating a relationship with faculty.
EXPERIENCE IS ESSENTIAL
By now, I am sure that you have plenty of experience from shadowing, volunteering, and even hands on experience. Keep going! Now is the time to apply your learned knowledge in a clinical setting. If you find yourself interested in a specific area within the field (i.e. surgery, internal medicine, radiology, etc), try to find job or shadowing opportunities in that area.
BUILD A NETWORK
Building a network that includes like-minded peers & professional mentors is essential to your growth and development as a veterinary medical professional. It's very important to have professional mentors who know your character and your work ethic well. This comes in handy when it's time to get recommendation letter for your possible residency applications.
-Antonia M. Nickleberry, MBA, Founder