The Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (in Alabama) is again hosting its summer veterinary program that draws high school students from across the country. The program, known as VET STEP, is designed for minority students with an interest in pursuing a veterinary career.
In 2018, the first VET STEP session (for rising 9th and 10th grade students) will run from June 10-15, while the second session (for rising 11th and 12th grade students) will run from July 22-28. The curriculum for each session includes classroom work, lectures, field trips, demonstrations, and hands-on activities.
Applications are being accepted through March 31 from minority high school students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and a 200 word essay titled “Why I Want to Be a Veterinarian” must also be submitted. The all-inclusive fee for the program is $500.