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The VetFAST Program

  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris
  • Discipline at the University of Minnesota, Morris

The VetFAST Program

An Early Decision Option for Students Interested in a Career in Food Animal Veterinary Medicine.

Students who successfully complete VetFAST (Veterinary Food Animal Scholars Program) are guaranteed admission to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Morris first and second year students majoring in Biology who are interested in working with food animals have the opportunity to apply for early admission to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.

Applicants are expected to have a strong interest in food animal veterinary medicine – dairy, beef, swine, poultry and small ruminants including sheep and goats – and are expected to pursue a Food Animal Medicine track once they enter the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) program. There is an on-going nationwide shortage of food animal veterinarians at all levels of government and industry, especially in rural areas where small private practices allow veterinarians to practice both companion and food animal medicine. In addition, federal and state agencies need more veterinarians to protect the livestock industry from new diseases, help ensure food safety, and support sustainability initiatives. Because the food animal field has a high demand for fresh faces and new ideas, veterinarians with a liberal arts background are especially prized.

Advantages of the VetFAST program:

Interested in VetFAST? Review application procedures or contact Timna Wyckoff, associate professor of biology, University of Minnesota, Morris.