The Pre-Vet Club provided me with a variety of opportunities to become more engaged in the Virginia Tech community, while also working towards my goal of becoming a veterinarian. I also developed a stronger passion and deeper understanding of the veterinary profession. I owe a huge thanks to this club for helping me achieve my goals, and I am so thankful for every member that I met along the way. As I continue my education at VMCVM, I cannot wait to see how the club expands in years to come, and I have no doubts that the club will continue to produce astounding, future veterinarians!
Kendall Cope, Former-Webmaster, VMCVM 2024
The Pre-Vet Club had become such a crucial part of my college experience; in a way that I could never have imagined as a freshman. I have served as both the Vice President of Service and Club President, as well as organized the APVMA 2020 National Symposium. Through these positions, I met so many incredible people and gained a more profound love of the veterinary profession. The club has given me the opportunity to lead, learn, and most importantly, have fun! I am forever grateful for all the club has offered, and am proud of all the things I could give back in return. I look forward to watching the club grow from VMCVM! Go Hokies!
Allie Gonley, Former-Presidant, VMCVM 2024
I am really thankful for the opportunities the Pre-Veterinary Medical Association has provided me with since I started at Virginia Tech. This organization is a perfect fit for my interests, aspiration to become a veterinarian, and passion for working with animals and people. Without this organization, it would have been a lot more difficult to learn about what an expansive field veterinary medicine is, how to become a veterinarian, and what I can do along the way to make sure I have an enriched pre-vet experience. I now have a clearer perspective on where I would like my career as a future veterinarian to go, and a lot of that credit goes to the eforts of the Pre-Vet Club.
Meghan Reilly, Former President
The pre-vet club is a great resource for learning about a veterinary career; for what you need in order to prepare and apply to vet school, what to expect once you are accepted to a program, dealing with student debt, and pursuing your specific interests during your career. The club has had speakers cover all of these topics and I feel the information is truly valuable to students considering a veterinary path. The pre-vet club participates in many rewarding activities that serve the local community and assists the students in building a resume to support their vet school application and other future endeavors.
Lindsey Miller, Former Vice-President of Activities
The Pre-Vet Club has helped significantly in my journey towards vet school, and has provided a wide variety of opportunities to expand my knowledge of veterinary medicine, the application process, the challenges in the veterinary field, and how rewarding the profession is. The club works hard to provide as much information and assistance as possible to their members so that everyone feels knowledgeable about the application process before they even have to start it. Thanks to the hands-on animal experiences, connections to the vet school, plethora of guest speakers, and the vet student mentorship I've gained in the club, I truly feel more prepared and more excited than ever about becoming a veterinarian!