Do not include any experience listed in Veterinary, Animal, or Research experience.
If you are unsure of the dates or number of hours worked, please estimate and provide details in the description. If your current experience will continue beyond the date you submit your application, list the expected ending date. However, the total hours should reflect completed hours (total hours-to-date), and should NOT include future hours.
If your experience was over broken periods of time (for example, summer break), enter the average number of weekly hours and note the periods worked in your description of duties. List average weekly hours and total hours for each experience. You are allowed 480 characters in the Description of Duties section. If you need additional space, use the Explanation Statement.
If you have NO relevant experience to report, check the box “I DO NOT HAVE ANY EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE.”
Use this chart to understand how you should classify your experiences:
Note: Research, Employment, Veterinary, and Animal Experiences can appear very similar!
To add an entry:
2. Enter all information related to your employment experience. If you do not have any employment experience, select the “I DO NOT HAVE ANY EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE” box.
To edit an entry:
THE VMCAS DEADLINE IS:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
VMCAS STRONGLY recommends you e-submit your application and have all transcripts and references received by August 15th, 2015 in order to allow time for the verification process.
Every year, VMCAS comes across applicants that wait until the last minute to submit their application. Statistics show that most applicants last year applied within the final two weeks of the cycle. NOTE: You should allow 10-15 minutes after hitting the e-submit button to complete the payment portion of the application.
VMCAS and the Veterinary schools recommend that you submit your application to VMCAS EARLY!! Applying before the last two weeks leading up to the deadline will help you avoid any unforeseen circumstances that may cause delays when completing the Web application. This may include: web congestion, internet service provider problems, or credit card challenges. Waiting until the final weeks of the cycle increases the risk of these issues and may prevent you from successfully submitting your application on time. This could cause you to have to wait another year to apply to veterinary school.
VMCAS rarely approves deadline extensions and the appeal process through the Admissions Committee can be quite lengthy. Please note that you can submit your completed application, including your three registered evaluators, to VMCAS prior to your evaluators submitting their eLORs. VMCAS and the Veterinary schools strongly recommend that you take this warning seriously. All time is Eastern Daylight Time and is determined by the clock on the application server. Server time is set by the official atomic clock at www.time.gov. It is your responsibility to meet the application deadline.