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High School & Middle School Students

Welcome to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  We are excited that you have expressed an interest in preparing for a career in veterinary medicine at Ohio State.

It is never too early to start preparing for your future application to the College of Veterinary Medicine for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program. Becoming a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine involves a program of academic preparation, usually eight years after high school.  Applicants typically complete three to four years of undergraduate coursework and the majority earn a bachelor's degree.  The professional school is four years of education in basic sciences and clinical procedures.

It is important to know that the foundation for veterinary medicine is science.   As you go through your high school program, make sure you take not only a full course load, but one that will prepare you for a rigorous college curriculum, especially in the sciences.

Please explore the information provided on our website to learn more about the Doctor of Veterinary (DVM) Program.  If at any time you have questions, please feel free to contact us directly at (614) 292-1171 or email  You can find information about our Annual Open House at, choose Open House.

For questions about undergraduate admissions, please call (614) 292-3989 or visit, choose future students, and select undergraduate admission criteria.

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