Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join Pre-Vet Society?
Joining the Pre-Vet Society is easy! Membership is open to any
A&M student (including Blinn TEAM students) interested in
veterinary medicine or finding out more about the field. To become
a basic member, dues must be paid by the end of the semester and
can join at any point. For students looking to go a step further,
we offer distinguished membership. Distinguished member requires a
student to pay dues, fill out the member contact document, and
receive 50 points by the set dates. All the following guidelines
can be found under the membership tab.
How do I get 50 points?
There are many ways to get your 50 points for distinguished
membership. Pre-Vet Society offers many opportunities to make sure
all members have a good chance of achieving distinguished
membership throughout each semester, although not all of theses
events are offered in each semester (for example, vet school open
house is only in the spring). Listed below is the opportunities
offered each semester with the corresponding point
Doggie day: 4 points
Big Trip: 7 points
Profit share receipts: 1 point per receipt (uncapped)
Mock interviews: 4 points
One-on-one: 1 point
Aggieland Humane Society donations: 5 points capped (1 point per
Handling clinics: 2 points per hour
Alpaca day: 2 points per hour
Big Event: 7 points (spring only)
Vet school open house (spring only), Relay for Life (spring only),
Special Olympics, Weinerfest, Puppy-Up: points depend on how many
hours you sign up for
Volunteering: outside volunteering at shelters, clinics, community
service are capped at 10 points (1 point per hour), any other hours
will go towards scholarship points
Merchandise selling: 2 points per hour (capped at 4
Polo Volunteering: 2 points per hour (capped at 10
Pet of the meeting: 1 point (can only get once a
Driving members to events: 2 points per ride given to a member
(this includes picking up and taking home)
Where will updates made by the organization be
Updates made by the Pre-Vet Society will be posted on this website,
emailed out through the listserv, and posted on social media pages
(Facebook, twitter, Snapchat, and instagram). Feel free to follow
us to keep yourself updated with any upcoming
When and where are meetings held?
Meeting dates, times, and locations will be on the website under
the Calendar of Events tab. Typically we have meetings every other
Thursday in VENI 106B (new vet school). Food starts being served at
7:00 pm and the meetings start at 7:30 pm. Sometimes locations will
change, so keep an eye out on social media, your email, and this
webpage to be aware of any changes.
I don’t have a ride to events and meetings, what should I
If you do not have a ride to an event of a meeting, never fear!
Meetings will always be on campus, so there is a bus route (number
9) that takes you to the front of the new vet school. If you do not
have a ride to an event, feel free to post a request on Facebook
and another member can respond to give you a ride. Members can
easily earn 2 points per event for giving rides to members to
events, as long as it is properly documented on Facebook and a
driver waiver form is filled out and turned it (located on link
page). Then email the secretary at email@example.com a
picture. If that does not work out, please feel free to email or
talk to an officer and we will help you out!
If I sign up for an event and do not attend, what will
If you sign up for any event, for examples, one-on-one, Big Trip,
or a merchandise selling shift and fail to show up without 24 hours
notification, you will be deducted half the points you were
supposed to earn at that event. If an emergency or something else
comes up, we understand! Please email our Events Coordinator
and alert them of the situation 24 hours in advance. As long as you
contact us within 24 hours of the start time of the event, you will
not be deducted points.
What are my membership dues used for, and how do I pay
Membership dues go towards you (the member) in a variety of ways.
Dues help cover reservations for events, meetings, socials, and
help lower the costs of events that members have to pay for. Dues
also go towards food, drinks, snacks, purchasing merchandise
(membership t-shirts), scholarship funding, and needed
I need animal/veterinary experience, what can I
Animal and veterinary experience can be obtained both individually
and through Pre-Vet Society. The organization has events throughout
the year, which allows members to gain exposure to different kinds
of animals and various aspects of the veterinary field, like the
canine or equine handling clinics. Members are also encouraged to
contact various groups such as the Reptile Hospice and Sanctuary of
Texas or Urban Interface to gain individual volunteering
experiences. Additionally, members gain experience by participating
in our Shadow Program during the semester breaks.
What is the Shadow Program, and how does it
The Shadow Program is a program sponsored by the Pre-Vet Society
for students of any major. Any member is eligible to apply, and
applications go out towards the end of each semester (before the
break). Students are matched to veterinarians within their area of
their choosing and interest in which field. Members can pick from a
list of clinics provided on the applications that are located all
over the state of Texas. There are small animal, large animal,
exotic, specialty, and emergency clinics to chose from.
to learn more about the shadow program.
What are one-on-ones, and how do I schedule
One-on-ones are meetings with one of the current officers, and are
meant as an opportunity to talk about requirements for veterinary
school and discuss any questions or concerns you may have about
admission, school, or the Pre-Vet Society. Additionally, the
organization is quite large and gives our officers a chance to get
the know its members. One-on-ones are worth 1 point. Returning
members may also schedule a meeting for 1 extra point a semester.
The schedule can be found under the membership tab in the
distinguished membership section. Members have until the sunday at
5 pm before the week they wish to sign up for.
What is distinguished membership, and what does it
Distinguished membership is awarded to members who have completed
the following requirements:
At the end of each semester, a list of all the distinguished
members is sent to the dean of the vet school, and the top three
members with the most points at the end of each semester will be
awarded a scholarship.
I’m just a few points away from distinguished membership and the
due date is tomorrow, what are my options?
Waiting until the last minute to complete your points is highly
unadvisable, but if you do find yourself in this situation, there
are a couple of things you can do. Make a donation to Aggieland
Humane Society (capped at 5 items), submit the volunteer hours
(capped at 10 hours or 10 points), or turn in any profit share
How can I win a scholarship from Pre-Vet
You can be eligible to win a scholarship from the Pre-Vet Society
by being a distinguished member and accumulating points throughout
the semester. We typically have members who reach over a hundred
points. Most of the points can be gained through outside
volunteering, but the first 10 hours will go towards your
distinguished membership. The first place scholarship will go to
the individual with the most overall PVS related points. The second
and third place scholarships will go to the individuals with the
highest (or next highest) number of points overall, including extra