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2020 Application
Primary Application

Opens: May 9, 2019

Closes: September 17, 2019 11:59 PM (EDT)

GRE Scores are due September 17 to VMCAS

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.

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Application Process

Interested applicants are to submit the VMCAS application through the VMCAS system. After submitting the VMCAS application, WesternU will import the application after it has been verified by VMCAS staff.

We will confirm that you meet our minimum requirements upon receipt and processing of the VMCAS application.  You are encouraged to complete and submit your application and supporting materials well before the deadline to avoid any potential delays in receipt or processing.

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

Next Steps

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.