The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine offers opportunities for both current undergraduates and those recently completing their B.S. or B.A. degrees (post-baccalaureate) to explore, acquire skills, and develop their academic and professional path for a successful career in biomedical and biomedical-related research or veterinary medicine.
Each of our academic departments also offer graduate program opportunities:
The Purdue PREP is a one-year program funded by the National Institute of Health that aims to prepare recent college graduates from backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical sciences for entry into competitive PhD, DVM-PhD, or MD-PhD programs. Participants (PREP Scholars) will have the opportunity to perform a full year of hypothesis-driven research with a PREP Faculty Research Mentor and enhance their skill set in research aptitude, academics, professional development and career planning, and resiliency.
Visit the Purdue PREP for additional information.
The Summer Research Program provides an opportunity for veterinary students and undergraduate students interested in veterinary medicine to explore careers in biomedical research by engaging in a mentored research project through formal and informal interactions with scientists.
Visit the Veterinary Research Scholars Summer Program for additional Information.
The Vet Up! program is a tripartite program that emphasizes preparing underrepresented students for successful entry into a Doctor of Veterinary program.
Vet Up! Champions
The Vet Up! Champions program targets high school students, freshman and sophomores in college, and adult learners who are seeking an alternative career, but have not as of yet attained a baccalaureate degree. Vet Up! Champions is a 12-month online program. Students from around the nation interact with Purdue's faculty and Veterinarians in the area. Not only does the program expose students to the field of veterinary medicine, but students are invited to campus for two days in the summer for hands-on animal experience.
Visit Vet Up! Champions for additional information.
Vet Up! College
The Vet Up! College program targets underrepresented college juniors and seniors. It is a 6-week residential program. Students live the life of a DVM student, take courses, receive study strategies, and can apply them to various assessments throughout the summer. Students also receive over 300 hours of hands-on animal experience under the supervision of a veterinarian. A diverse pool of over 30 PVM faculty serves as instructors, mentors, and advisors to student participants during the summer. The goal of the program is to prepare underrepresented students for successful entry into the DVM program by teaching life skills, study strategies, providing students with hands-on animal experience, and by providing students with tools for success both to and beyond the degree. Additionally, if participants in the program meet the minimum gpa requirements, they are eligible to interview during the summer for PVM's early admissions program into the DVM program.
Visit Vet Up! College for additional information.
Vet Up DVM Scholars
The DVM Scholar program is a scholarship reserved for students who are accepted to Purdue who have participated in the Vet Up! program. Students receive mentorship support throughout their four years and receive $8,000 in their 1st and 4th years of the program. Students also receive up to an additional $2,600 to study abroad.
Visit Vet Up! DVM Scholars for additional information.