VIN Foundation launches pre-veterinary school website

August 8, 2017

Vet School Bound offers students considering vet school tools to help with the application process.

Photo courtesy of Vet School BoundA comprehensive website providing pre-veterinary students with tips and tools for the veterinary school application process is now available, according to a recent release. The website, Vet School Bound, was created by the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports veterinary students and veterinarians throughout their careers by providing tools and resources.

According to the VIN Foundation, Vet School Bound provides up-to-date information on veterinary school costs, class sizes and prerequisites for all United States and Caribbean veterinary schools. The mobile-friendly website is designed to be intuitive, pairing interactive maps with videos.

In order to build the website to best fit a student's perspective, the VIN Foundation collaborated with University of Missouri veterinary student Rachel Courville, founder of the YouTube channel “Bella Vet,” the release states.

“I am honored to be involved in Vet School Bound because it is everything that I wish I had when I was applying to vet school,” Courville says in the release. “I remember spending late nights looking up details and requirements for each school I was applying to, and making my own spreadsheets so it would all be in one place. It makes me so happy that future appliants will have all of that information at their fingertips in an intuitive, reliable format.”

Here are the areas of interest Vet School Bound currently addresses:

> What will my veterinary education cost?

> What prerequisites do I need for veterinary school?

> What veterinary school class size best fits me?

Organizers say more subjects will be added soon.

“You don't need to do all the groundwork needed to choose a veterinary school yourself,” the website states, pointing users to five steps they should take before or during the application process. Vet School Bound is a free resource. You can learn more on the website