Event held to better acquaint candidates with UF

DVM Preview Days

DVM candidates were able to visit the college’s clinical skills lab and other college facilities during the DVM Preview Days event.

As part of the current admissions process, candidates invited to join the Class of 2026 and those on the alternate list were invited to participate in one of four DVM Preview Days during March and April. This is the first time the college has offered the event. Administrators felt it was successful and hope to continue providing it in the future.

This year interviews for the selection of candidates were conducted via Zoom. The DVM Preview Day offered the candidates the opportunity for an in-person visit to our campus, which included sitting in on a live lecture, a tour of our facilities, and panel discussions by the college’s mental health counselor, financial aid coordinator and the assistant director for career services.

“Candidates were impressed with touring our state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Lab and thoroughly enjoyed touring the Anatomy Lab with Dr. Rick Johnson,” said Lynnette Chaparro, assistant director of admissions for the college.

Candidates also had the opportunity to chat over lunch with Dr. Amanda House, associate dean for academic and student affairs, and Dr. Pam Ginn, admissions director, in the Office for Academic and Student Affairs. Members of the Class of 2025 and 2023 conducted tours and candidates had the opportunity to ask questions about our student’s journey as veterinary students.

“We were honored to host them all and hope UFCVM is where they land to pursue their veterinary studies,” Chaparro said.

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