Department of Animal Science Sets New High in Number of Veterinary School Acceptances

Department of Animal Science faculty member and veterinarian, Lauren Thomas, works with a group of students on one of the various anatomy labs offered through the pre-professional program.
Dept. of Animal Science

Department of Animal Science faculty member and veterinarian, Lauren Thomas, works with a group of students on one of the various anatomy labs offered through the pre-professional program.

The Department of Animal Science set a record this year for the number of students accepted into veterinary school with a total of 24 individuals who have already been granted admission.

"I'm so proud of our pre-professional students," said animal science faculty member and veterinarian, Lauren Thomas. "They've put in a lot of hours of hard work — both inside and outside of the classroom — to achieve their ultimate goal of veterinary school acceptance."

While the U of A does not have its own vet school, the Department of Animal Science has consistently done a stellar job in both assisting students with the admissions process and preparing them for the rigors of vet school.  This year, the department currently has an 83% acceptance rate overall, and has consistently seen over 70% of its applicants get admitted each cycle.

"I think that this level of collective success not only speaks to the quality of our student body, but also to the various opportunities that exist here at the University of Arkansas and Department of Animal Science," said Thomas. "From the variety of classes offered to the various leadership and research opportunities that are available, there is ample opportunity for every student to put together an excellent individual vet school (or med school) application."

"We had a banner year this year," added Thomas. "And I can't wait to see what the future holds for these future doctors!"

Contacts

Bryan M. Rhodes, administrative specialist II
Department of Animal Science
479-718-1210, bmrhodes@uark.edu

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