What is VetPAC?

Available to all NC State students and alumni, the Veterinary Professions Advising Center (VetPAC) is a unique pre-veterinary advising center dedicated to helping students reach their academic and professional goals in the field of veterinary medicine. With only 32 veterinary schools in the United States, gaining admission is competitive and students must present a well-balanced and unique CVM application. In offering students resources, opportunities, and guidance, we address the three main components of the veterinary school application.

  • Academic Coursework and Calculated GPA
  • Required Experiences and Achievements
  • Letters of Reference and Evaluations


VetPAC offers a variety of resources both online and in-person for pre-veterinary students at NC State. The VetPAC Resources Library located in Riddick 341 offers materials such as AVMA-accredited CVM profiles and camp comparisons, and the latest CVM admission requirements. To better assist current pre-veterinary students in preparing for their VMCAS, VetPAC created the VMCAS Application Portfolio Builder which students can use to practice logging their experiences. VetPAC also offers an email listserv to current students and alumni that advertises relevant job, event, and volunteer opportunities.


NCSU Pre-Veterinary students have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one advising with VetPAC Director, Dr. Shweta Trivedi. Dr. Trivedi provides pre-veterinary track planning such as academic and pre-requisite course advising, and career mapping. When it’s time to apply for veterinary schools, Dr. Trivedi also provides VMCAS application review, personal statement revisions, and DVM mock interviews to counsel students to make their VMCAS as competitive as possible.


Diversity in experience is an important part of any competitive applicant’s VMCAS portfolio. To offer students a wide array of experiential opportunities, VetPAC maintains an expanding list of internships, study abroad opportunities, and conferences for pre-veterinary students to consider. Throughout the year, VetPAC also hosts three annual events to aid students in exploring the field of veterinary medicine and obtaining experiential opportunities. Additionally, the VetPAC Director teaches a spring elective course, ANS 281: Professional Development for Pre-Veterinary Track Students, that educates students about veterinary school admissions and ways to become competitive applicants.