Prospective D.V.M. Students

PUB/CVM/students - poultry students 340x190Application Prep Seminar
Applying for admission starting fall 2016? Attend an Application Preparation Seminar for details on best approaches to the application, how the CVM evaluates applicants, and other helpful tips. Event details and information can be found hereAdvanced registration is required.

Welcome DVM program applicants!
Procedures for applying fall 2015, for admission starting fall 2016 (Class of 2020), can be found here. For your convenience, we have put together an application check list which itemizes materials needed and due dates. Please remember to submit your GRE scores to institution code 6904 and pay your application processing fee by September 15, 2015, the VMCAS application deadline.

Class of 2020 application deadline update
The VMCAS application deadline for admission to the class of 2020 has been changed to September 15, 2015. Please see the VMCAS website for further details.

Prerequisite course change announcement for admit term 2016 / Class of 2020
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 2019 application review is complete

If you applied for admission to the class of 2019 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 fully accredited 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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