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Students of Veterinary Medicine

Today's veterinarians are educated to protect the health of both animals and people. They work hard to address the health and welfare needs of every species of animal. Veterinarians also play critical roles in environmental protection, research, food safety, bioterrorism and public health.

Before applying to veterinary college, students must successfully complete university level undergraduate prerequisites. Each college or school of veterinary medicine establishes its own pre-veterinary requirements, but typically these include demonstrating basic language and communication skills, and completion of courses in the social sciences, humanities, mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics.


AzVMA's Young Leaders Advisory Council

The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association offers students of veterinary medicine the opportunity to join a professional community of practice and to participate in the AzVMA's Young Leaders Advisory Council (YLAC).


Mentorship Program

YLAC is responsible for the administering of AzVMA's mentorship program. AzVMA has partnered with Midwestern University (MWU) to pair veterinarians with students at the College of Veterinary Medicine at MWU, based on their similar field of interest. This program has been created to offer students guidance through their veterinary program and into their field of study. For additional information email

Quality CE Workshops

Enlisting the feedback of students, we provide continuing education workshops in an effort to assist in preparing them for their careers. Additionally, student members receive a discounted rate to participate in all association continuing education offerings

Community Outreach Efforts

YLAC conducts outreach to the public about the importance of regular veterinary care for pets. Volunteers distribute Pet Resource Directories at community fairs and events. The directory contains AzVMA member-hospitals & clinics and information on emergency & mobile clinics, as well as frequently asked questions and answers about basic animal care and Arizona-specific diseases and conditions.              


Veterinary Student Membership

If you are interested in learning more about AzVMA's students of veterinary medicine membership, call the AzVMA office at 602-242-7936 to speak to a staff member.

Apply for membership using one of the applications below: