American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges teams up with admissions technology leader Liaison to launch new hours-tracking solution that simplifies vet school applications
WATERTOWN, MA (Feb. 9, 2022) — Pre-veterinary students will have a powerful new tool to streamline the process of applying to colleges of veterinary medicine, thanks to a new hours-tracking integration announced today by Liaison International.
Students applying through the Veterinary Medicine Centralized Application Service (VMCAS™) — created by Liaison and used by nearly every veterinary school in the United States — will now be able to use the Time2Track app to streamline the often-time-consuming process of tracking, documenting and sharing relevant experience hours as part of veterinary school applications.
“We’re pleased to see Liaison develop this new app to make the application process more efficient and user-friendly,” said Dr. Andrew T. Maccabe, CEO of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). “This new integration will help applicants document, organize and submit information that helps our member institutions make the best admissions decisions.”
Before applying for admission to veterinary school, prospective students are in many cases required to track and submit evidence of hundreds of hours of clinical experience along with recommendations from practicing veterinarians, test scores and other application materials. The integration of Time2Track will enable pre-veterinary students to more easily track and manage their in-service experience hours as they prepare for admission to one or more of the 46 veterinary schools worldwide using VMCAS.
According to data compiled from VMCAS applications, applicants report an average of 2,200 total experience hours from jobs, internships, undergraduate coursework and other experiences.
Demand for veterinarians continues to rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of veterinarians is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
“This solution helps prospective veterinary school students track and safeguard their earned hours of experience and seamlessly transfer them to their VMCAS application. Most importantly it makes the highly competitive application process a clear pathway to the profession,” said George Haddad, Founder and CEO of Liaison.
Liaison offers over 40 different Centralized Application Services that streamline and optimize the admissions and enrollment processes. The company first launched VMCAS in 2013 in partnership with the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges as an admissions solution for veterinary school applicants and programs.