Prospective D.V.M. Students

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Application Prep Seminar
Applying for admission starting fall 2015? Attend an Application Prep Seminar for details on best approaches to the application, how the CVM evaluates applicants, and other helpful tips.
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Prerequisite course change announcement for admit term 2016
The CVM will be changing prerequisite requirements for students applying for fall semester 2015, seeking admission to fall semester 2016. Please click here for more details.

Class of 2018 application review is complete
If you applied for admission to the class of 2018 and have not received a response to your application, please contact us at

About the Program

The profession of veterinary medicine is dynamic, growing and on the forefront of improving the lives of animals and people while helping to keep the world a healthy and safe place.

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) is a rigorous four-year professional program preceded by three to four years of pre-professional studies. The College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to preparing future leaders in companion animal, food animal, and public health practice, as well as research and education. University of Minnesota 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. The College offers state-of-the-art facilities, including the Veterinary Medical Center, Leatherdale Equine Center, Dairy Education Center and The Raptor Center.


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