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The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation among veterinary schools according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools.” The college includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff, and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Located on a six-acre mini campus within one of the largest universities in the United States, the College of Veterinary Medicine includes three academic and research buildings, one of the country’s largest veterinary teaching hospitals and affiliated off-campus facilities.

Each year the College admits 162 new veterinary students.  Since the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available in each class, the College utilizes selective admission procedures.  Applicants are evaluated on academic profiles and certain other non-cognitive factors including motivation and commitment to the profession, character, communication and interpersonal skills, leadership ability, animal exposure, and knowledge of the profession. 

To learn more about the college and our programs, we strongly encourage prospective students to attend our Buckeye Vet Exploration held in autumn of each year. At the Buckeye Vet Exploration there will be student panels, admissions presentations, and hospital tours. This event is open to prospective applicants.   

If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us at or call 614-292-1171.