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Professional DVM Program Admissions

Welcome to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program!

Each year the College admits 162 new veterinary students. Due to the number of applicants exceeding the number of spaces available, the College utilizes selective admissions 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. 

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 614-292-1171. 

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 614-292-1171. 

A professional license or certification may be required to practice in the field of this academic program or to advance or specialize in the field. This program meets licensure or certification requirements in the state of Ohio and is approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education. 


If you are planning to seek a professional license or certification in a state other than Ohio, it is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate state licensing entity to seek information and guidance about licensure requirements before beginning the program. For more information please visit