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Prospective DVM Students

Important Updates:

PUB/CVM/EDU ExclamationApplication confirmation notices have been sent!

Application confirmation emails were sent on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, to all 2014 applicants. If you did not receive an email in response to your application, please contact us at

PUB/CVM/EDU ExclamationHelpful information for 2014 VMCAS applicants

Learn more about application procedures at the U of M

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PUB/CVM/EDU ExclamationTranscript Changes for 2014 VMCAS Applicants

The University of Minnesota will no longer be processing transcripts for 2014 applicants. All transcripts will now be processed directly by VMCAS. Transcripts must be received by VMCAS by the application deadline, but do not need to be "verified" by VMCAS by that date. We understand that the verification process will continue after the application deadline. You can find important information on transcript verification here, and you can find answers to frequently asked questions here.

About the Program

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) is a rigorous four-year professional program preceded by three to four years of pre-professional study. The College of Veterinary Medicine prepares future leaders in companion animal, food animal, and public health practice, as well as research and education. University of Minnesota (U of M) students benefit from one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country, as well as world renowned faculty in zoonotic diseases, comparative medicine, and population systems.

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During the first three years of the D.V.M. program, students focus on the study of the normal animal, the pathogenesis of diseases and the prevention, alleviation and clinical therapy of diseases. The program concludes with thirteen months of clinical rotations in the Veterinary Medical Center during which time students learn methods of veterinary care and develop skills needed for professional practice. Students can choose from over 60 rotation offerings. The fourth year includes up to ten weeks of externship experiences at off-campus sites of the student's choice.

For more information, you may view the College of Veterinary Medicine Course Catalog.  

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The College of Veterinary Medicine is located on the St. Paul campus of the U of M. Approximately 3,000 of the 55,000 U of M students are enrolled in one of the three college units on the St. Paul campus. The Twin Cities have a combined population of approximately 2.5 million people and represents one of the largest metropolitan areas where a veterinary college is located. The Twin Cities is a cultural center for the region, abundant with outdoor recreation opportunities, and is repeatedly cited as one of the most livable metropolitan areas in the nation.

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