VetFast Program: Veterinary Medicine for Food Animals
Students in the CFANS Animal Science major are eligible to apply to the U of M's VetFast program. The VetFast program is for students who want to become veterinarians specializing in food-production animals and livestock. This program is basically a fast-track to veterinary school.
The U of M developed this unique program to meet the high demand for veterinarians who are trained to work with livestock, such as dairy and beef cattle, swine, poultry, sheep, and goats. In the United States, there is a shortage of this type of veterinarian.
The VetFAST program makes it possible to get an admissions decision by the U of M's College of Veterinary Medicine at the end of your first year in college, rather than during your junior or senior year. This allows you to complete your pre-veterinary studies in three years instead of the typical four. Students in the VetFast program are also exempt from taking the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
As a student in the VetFast program, you'll have mentorships with veterinary faculty and students. You can also participate in summer veterinary and industry work, research projects, and internships.