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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

The application for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine consists of the primary application through the VMCAS system. The application deadline is September 15th, with all areas of the VMCAS application completed.

After verification that all admissions and application requirements have been met, each application is forwarded for review. Reviewers consist of college faculty. Applicants deemed acceptable are then invited for an interview. Interview days generally take place October – January each year. Candidate interviews are conducted by a college faculty member paired with another member of the veterinary profession (this may include another college faculty; alumni; or other veterinarians in public or private practice).

Candidates whose application files pass the file review and interview processes are placed in the acceptable pool from which the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and the Chair of the Admissions Committee selects the class. The college attempts to select a class that reflects broadly diverse characteristics considering: areas of critical need in veterinary medicine, economic and educational backgrounds, and species interest of the applicant.

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