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, attend a
one-on-one, and receive 50 points by the set dates. All the
following guidelines can be found under the membership
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 (mock interviews only in fall,
vet school open house only in spring). Listed below is the
opportunities offered each semester with the corresponding point
Meetings: 4 points (last meeting is 5 points), socials are an
Doggie day: 4 points
Big Trip: 7 points
Profit share receipts: 1 point per receipt (uncapped)
Mock interviews: 4 points (fall only)
One-on-one: 1 point
Aggieland Humane Society donations: 5 points capped (1 point per
Test bank: 1 point per test (capped at 4), unless that class is in
high demand, we will offer more points
Handling clinics: 5 points
Alpaca day: 8 points
Big Event: 7 points (spring only)
Vet school open house (spring only), Relay for Life (spring only),
Special Olympics, Weinerfest, PuppyUp: points depend on how many
hours you sign up for
Volunteering: outside volunteering at shelters, clinics, community
service are capped at 25 points (2 points per hour), any other
hours will go towards scholarship points
Merchandise selling: 2 points per hour (capped at 4
Project miller: 2 points per hour
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 posted?
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) and food starts being served
at 7:10 pm and the meetings start at 7:30 pm. Sometimes locations
will change, but 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 as much as 2 points per ride 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
firstname.lastname@example.org a picture. If that does not work out,
please feel free to email or talk to an officer and we will help
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 do?
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 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 as well.
Additionally, members gain experience by participating in our
Shadow Program during the semester breaks.
What is the Shadow Program, and how does it work?
The Shadow Program is a program sponsored by the Pre-Vet Society
for students of any major. Any distinguished, or basic member is
eligible to apply, and applications go out towards the end of each
semester (before the break) and 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 over the state of Texas. There
are small animal, large animal, exotics, specialty, and emergency
clinics to chose from. Click
to learn more about the shadow program.
What are one-on-ones, and how do I schedule mine?
One-on-ones are just what they sound like. They are one-on-one
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 points, and new members are
required to schedule a one-on-one meeting as part of the
distinguished membership requirements. Returning members may
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:
Paid dues by the set deadline
Attended a one-on-one meeting with an officer at some point in
their membership with Pre-Vet Society
Collected 50 points
Filled out member contact information sheet by set
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 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. You can submit tests into the
Test Bank (if you haven’t already reached the limit), make a
donation to Aggieland Humane Society (capped at 5 items), submit
the volunteer hours (capped at 12.5 hours or 25 points), or turn in
any profit share receipts.
How can I win a scholarship from Pre-Vet Society?
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 12.5 hours will go towards your