Competitive Candidate Profile

Although there is no formula to ensure admittance to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, it is in your best interest to demonstrate to the admissions committee whichever of the following key attributes you possess.

The Admissions Committee considers factors such as a well-rounded background, community service, interpersonal skills, letters of recommendation, interest in and knowledge of veterinary medicine, and a commitment to compassionate interaction with clients and animal care.

We desire that each Veterinary Medicine student:

  • Aspire for self-directed, life-long learning
  • Desire a collaborative approach to
    health professions education
  • Embrace the ideals of the veterinary profession
  • Commit to becoming excellent, caring, and compassionate veterinarians
  • Strive to engage in new and innovative educational approaches
  • Take an active role in their own educational experiences
  • Welcome cross-disciplinary studies and other progressive health care topics
  • Understand and appreciate collaborative team processes
  • Participate in community-based education and/or service learning projects
  • Display integrity, compassion and respect
  • Embrace moral principles
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The following statistics for this year’s entering class (seated August 2018) will give you a sense of where you might fall within the applicant pool. For additional statistics, please visit the Office of Institutional Research’s Academic Outcomes webpage

Application Counts

Applications Received772
Interviews Granted432
Enrolled Students105

Applicant Scores

Average Overall GPA3.26
Average GRE – Verbal153
Average GRE – Quantitative153
Average GRE – Analytical Writing4.00