Prospective DVM Students
VMCAS application webinars now available!
VMCAS will be providing a series of webinars for applicants applying this fall for admission starting in fall 2014. Learn more at the VMCAS website.
Transcript 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. This change is effective for the next application cycle and does not include applicants for 2013 start. You can find important information on transcript verification here, and you can find answers to frequently asked questions here.
Applying to the Class of 2018? Attend an Application Prep Seminar!
The seminar will cover a variety of topics, including a brief over of the D.V.M. program, how applicants are evaluated, and how to prepare the application. More information and dates can be found 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.
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.
The Twin Cities & St. Paul Campus
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.