VetTRAC Summer Program Details

VetTRAC Summer Program Details

  Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) infection, the June 7-12 and June 14-19, 2020, sessions of VetTRAC have been canceled.

Dates, Location & Housing

  • Students will be able to indicate their availability for one of the two sessions offered and will not be placed in a week when they are not able to attend. 2020 sessions will take place:
    • Sunday, June 7 - Friday, June 12
    • Sunday, June 14 - Friday, June 19
  • The majority of program activities will be held at our main facility on the Virginia Tech campus.
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  • Participants are housed in residence halls at Virginia Tech and experience the university's award-winning Dining Services.


This is a competitive camp and preference is given to students from underrepresented populations within veterinary medicine. Participation in VetTRAC is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into the DVM program at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

  • You must be 18 years of age or older and have completed at least two semesters (or the equivalent) of undergraduate level coursework.
  • An interest in exploring career opportunities in the field of veterinary medicine is required.

Students who have already applied to a DVM program using VMCAS in the current or previous application cycles are ineligible to participate, as are students who have previously participated in VetTRAC or another VA-MD Vet Med summer program.


There is a cost of $200 per student, in addition to transportation to and from the school. This includes housing, all meals during the camp, and all program activities. Participants will be provided with attire required to participate in animal handling activities (including lab coats and coveralls).


The application is now available. Its closing date is March 1, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Applicants will be notified on Monday, March 11, 2020.

Items you should prepare ahead of time:

  • Electronic copy of transcripts for all colleges/universities attended. Please be sure applicant name and the name of the institution appear on each transcript. (Scanned and web-based versions are accepted; PDFs are the preferred file format).
  • A list of details about your extracurricular activities (veterinary experience, animal experience, biomedical/research experience, employment history, club/organizational involvement, honors/awards, community/volunteer service experience).
  • Responses to the following questions:
    • Describe how your educational experiences are preparing you for success.
    • Describe two ways in which you may help advance the Principles of Community that are central to Virginia Tech as an institution.
    • Describe one characteristic of leadership that you value and how you, as an individual, portray that characteristic.