Research should include any experience in a research environment. Please report research experiences in this section, even if they were also veterinary experiences. Be very specific about your work/involvement in the research experiences entered in this section. Veterinary schools can weigh your level of involvement according to their school’s standards.

If you have NO relevant experience to report, check the box “I DO NOT HAVE ANY RESEARCH EXPERIENCE.”

Use this chart to understand how you should classify your experiences:

Note: Research, Employment, Veterinary, and Animal Experiences can appear very similar!

To add an entry:

1. Select “Research” from the drop-down menu and then click the Add new entrybutton.

2. Enter all information related to your research experience. If you do not have any research experience, select the “I DO NOT HAVE ANY RESEARCH EXPERIENCE” box.

3. Click the save button at the bottom of the page.

To edit an entry:

1. Click the edit_icon button next to the research experience you wish to change.

2. Once you have completed your changes, click the save button at the bottom of the page to save the change.




TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

VMCAS STRONGLY recommends you e-submit your application and have all transcripts and references received by August 15th, 2015 in order to allow time for the verification process.

 Every year, VMCAS comes across applicants that wait until the last minute to submit their application. Statistics show that most applicants last year applied within the final two weeks of the cycle. NOTE: You should allow 10-15 minutes after hitting the e-submit button to complete the payment portion of the application.

VMCAS and the Veterinary schools recommend that you submit your application to VMCAS EARLY!! Applying before the last two weeks leading up to the deadline will help you avoid any unforeseen circumstances that may cause delays when completing the Web application. This may include: web congestion, internet service provider problems, or credit card challenges. Waiting until the final weeks of the cycle increases the risk of these issues and may prevent you from successfully submitting your application on time. This could cause you to have to wait another year to apply to veterinary school.

VMCAS rarely approves deadline extensions and the appeal process through the Admissions Committee can be quite lengthy. Please note that you can submit your completed application, including your three registered evaluators, to VMCAS prior to your evaluators submitting their eLORs. VMCAS and the Veterinary schools strongly recommend that you take this warning seriously. All time is Eastern Daylight Time and is determined by the clock on the application server. Server time is set by the official atomic clock at It is your responsibility to meet the application deadline.