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Professional DVM Program Admissions

Schedule a VisitWelcome to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine!

Each year the College admits 162 new veterinary students.  Because 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 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 scroll down below, you will find helpful information about the admission requirements, selection process, application checklist, dates and deadlines, frequently asked questions, and financial aid, etc.  If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact us at or call 614-292-2257. 

*** When applying for the DVM program, you DO NOT have to have all of the prerequisite courses completed before applying. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the summer term preceding the fall term when you would start the DVM program.***

PLEASE NOTE:  Admission policies and requirements are reviewed periodically and are subject to change.  Please contact the Office of Admissions & Recruitment for the most current policies and requirements at 614-292-2257.