The Volunteer Clinical Apprenticeship Program (also known as V-CAP) is organized by the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. V-CAP is a collaboration between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture Environmental and Natural Science (CAENS) in which students who are members of the Pre-Veterinary Medical Scholars (PVMS) Program are allowed to participate in designated clinical rotations. These two programs have been developed to enhance the recruitment and retention of undergraduate Animal Science Majors at Tuskegee University, who aspire to become veterinarians and are seeking admission into Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine.
The primary goal of the program is to expose undergraduate students to the academic and clinical environment of the veterinary medical program at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The objective of V-CAP is to mentor these students by giving them the opportunity to shadow clinical faculty, become integrated into the clinical rotations with 3rd and 4th year veterinary students, and acquire hands-on clinical experience. This experience allows the volunteers to become familiar with the academic and clinical requirements, as well as the rigorous schedule of the veterinary medical curriculum, prior to applying to veterinary school.
Currently, V-CAP participants can volunteer in the following clinical rotations:
* Out-Patient (Dr. Pamela Guy and Dr. Aoi Noriko, Small Animal Clinic)
* Dentistry (Dr. Aoi Noriko, Small Animal Clinic)
* Large Animal Medicine (Dr. Karen Copedge, Large Animal Clinic)
* Necropsy (Dr. Sammy Gorham, Post Mortem Building)