Congratulations on taking the next step! We look forward to receiving your application.
Secondary Application (WesternU)
- Secondary Application for Admission (Select Veterinary Medicine (DVM))
- Repeated Coursework Form (PDF) (If applicable — upload to secondary application)
- Prerequisite Worksheet (PDF) (Please upload to secondary application)
- Personal Competencies for Admission and Matriculation (PDF)
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.
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.
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.
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.