Our Students

Because our hospitals for animals are part of an academic veterinary medical center, fourth-year veterinary students will also be caring for your pet, horse, or farm animal. Each student is directly and closely supervised by the faculty member. Our students are energetic, enthusiastic, compassionate, and completed dedicated to the care and well-being of our patients. Often, our students communicate directly with our patients’ owners and caretakers during the visit and hospitalization.

The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine admits approximately 140 new veterinary students each year into its 4-year program. Admission is highly competitive and the pre-clinical curriculum is demanding and rigorous: In 2009, 243 Ohio residents applied for 100 seats and 551 at-large applicants vied for 40 seats in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. The first year class had an average GPA of 3.5 and GRE of 1205. Part of one of the largest and most well established veterinary colleges in the country, Ohio State veterinary students are also among the best prepared: Ninety-eight percent of the college’s 140 graduates in 2009 passed the national board exam, scoring above the average of all graduates in all categories.