The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) began over 25 years ago and has welcomed college students around the world. It is designed to provide disadvantaged students with activities that will enhance their preparation to veterinary school. This is a five-week intensive summer program designed for college level students.
The program will accommodate 12 students each summer.
Students will have the opportunity to obtain some veterinary experience through rotations at the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital. Some of the rotations previously featured in SEP rotations include Community Medicine, Small Animal Surgery, Equine Medicine, Equine Surgery, CAPE (Exotics), Behavior, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, and more! The SEP students shadow the faculty and veterinary students from about 8:00 am-12:00 pm every Mon-Fri.
Students are also provided resource materials for preparation of the GRE along with lectures/study sessions by a veterinary student on GRE materials. In addition to GRE practice, SEP provides personal statement reviews, resume building workshops, admissions workshop, and valuable advice from veterinary students regarding their preparation for veterinary school.
Professionals in, but not limited to, the veterinary medicine field visit the elected SEP student participants and give presentations on their specialties and career paths.
Students will be required to make presentations, participate in mock MMI situations, and come to all lectures provided. All students are expected to complete the entire five weeks (Monday through Friday) and all components of the program. The day begins with clinical rotations and ends with lectures/labs/field trips. A typical day begins at 8 am and ends no later than 5 pm (subject to change).
At the end of the program, students receive a $500 stipend. Room, board, and transportation will not be provided. We can assist in locating housing. It is highly recommended that you have a bicycle (with lock) for transportation around the campus.
- Completed a minimum of one year of biology and/or chemistry
- Must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in all sciences and cumulative coursework
- Have some veterinary experience
- Must demonstrate a commitment to veterinary medicine through previous animal/veterinary experience.
- Submit a minimum of two letters of recommendations
- Students must participate fully in the five-week program
- Complete all application requirements
Office of the Dean-Student Programs, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8734