Veterinary School

Veterinary (DVM)

The majority of students who enter a college of veterinary medicine have a bachelor’s degree and some have completed graduate study. Check the specific veterinary admissions requirements for your schools of interest. For information about general admissions and entrance exam requirements, visit the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).

What does a D.V.M. do?

  • Diagnose and control animal diseases
  • Prevent the transmission of animal diseases to people
  • Ensure a safe food supply by maintaining the health of food animals
  • Involved in wildlife preservation and conservation and public health of the human population

In addition to the many geographic choices available to the veterinary physician (D.V.M.’s are licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico), there are a variety of settings or types of practices, such as: private practice; teaching and research; public health; U.S. Army Veterinary Corps; and private industry.

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2022 – 2023 Application Cycle (more details will be added to this page by the end of October 2021)

Applicant preparation meetings will be held virtually later in the Fall 2021 semester.  Check the event calendar in late-October for information.

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Veterinary Medicine is one of the least diverse professions in the United States.

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