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2019 Application Deadlines
All application materials must be received on or before the deadline. Application materials received after the deadline are considered late and will not be processed.
Primary Application

*Due to Hurricane Florence, the VMCAS deadline has been extended to Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59PM EDT.*
May 11, 2018
September 17, 2018
11:59 PM (EDT)

GRE Scores are due September 17 to VMCAS
Secondary Application (WesternU)
*Due to Hurricane Florence, the Secondary Application deadline has been extended to Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11:59PM PDT.*
September 17, 2018
11:59 PM (EDT)

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Application Process

The application for admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine consists of two parts, the primary application through the VMCAS system and the secondary application (WesternU) sent directly to the Admissions Office of Western University of Health Sciences.

After submiting your primary application to VMCAS you must submit your secondary application online, then follow-up with the additional documentation outlined in the secondary application checklist above, by the application deadline.

The first time you sign in, click "first time user account information" below the login boxes and on the application itself, select your term of entry.

IMPORTANT: All items listed on the checklist are to be received, not postmarked, by the deadline.

We will confirm that you meet our minimum requirements upon receipt and processing of both the primary and secondary applications. You are encouraged to complete and submit your secondary application along with the prerequisite worksheet and official GRE scores.

Next Step

After verification that all admissions and application requirements have been met, each application is forwarded for review. Reviewers typically include college faculty and other invited graduate veterinarians. Applicants deemed acceptable are then invited for an interview on campus. Interview days generally take place in November and December 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: gender, ethnicity, areas of critical need in veterinary medicine, economic and educational backgrounds, and species interest of the applicant.

We are happy to answer your questions as you navigate through the application process, so please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance.