Veterinary Medicine


UNDERGRADUATE PREPARATION FOR DOCTORAL PROGRAMS IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

Pre-requisite courses required for the Veterinary Medicine program may be completed at Oklahoma State University. Pre-Vet students, who meet requirements, must be accepted and transfer to an accredited veterinary medicine program.

VETERINARY MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS & ADVISEMENT WORKSHEET
Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine Advisement Worksheet
Students planning to apply to veterinary medical schools other than Oklahoma State University need to check the specific admission requirements of those schools by consulting their pre-vet advisor at the school of interest. For more information about application, contact the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges .

CREDIT HOURS AND GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA):  All applicants to the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine must present a minimum of 60 semester credit hours from an accredited college or university. Applicants with only this minimum, however, are not encouraged to apply unless they have demonstrated exceptional personal and intellectual maturity. In addition to the minimum hours, applicants must present a minimum grade point average of 2.8 (A=4.0) with a minimum grade of "C" in each required course.  For a recently entering OSU class, the average GPA was 3.50 overall.

GRADUATE RECORD EXAM (GRE):  All applicants must take the genreal Graduate Record Exam. The students should take the test during the Fall semester of the year they apply. The test must be completed no later than the Novermber test date. For information about the test and registration forms, students should contact the Oklahoma State University Assessment and Testing Center, 1524 W. Admiral Ave. For a recently entering OSU class, the average scores were 153-verbal, 150-quantitative, and 4.0-analytical For more information on the GRE, please visit www.ets.org.

RESIDENCY STATUS:  In addition to specific courses, grade point average, and GRE scores, a factor considered in the selection of students is their residency status.  Because the College is state-supported, applicants must recognize that priority will be given to state residents. 58 resident seats are available for Oklahoma and 24 seats are available for non-residents.

QUALITY OF CURRICULUM:  Pre-Veterinary Medical students should choose a curriculum that demonstrates a capacity to handle the rigors of veterinary medical school.  If they choose the easiest curriculum they can manage, it will be obvious to the Admissions Committee that they have been protecting their GPA.  It will certainly deprive them of the level of preparation they need for professional school.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY: It is essential that students take it upon themselves to become informed about admission requirements, application procedures, and application deadlines. Students are also encouraged to make direct inquiries regarding admission to Anna Teague, Admissions Coordinator, 112 A McElroy Hall, Stillwater, OK 74075, 405-744-6961. You may email dvm@okstate.edu.

SHADOWING EXPERIENCE: In order to test the depth of their commitment, pre-veterinary medical students are advised to get direct exposure to the world of veterinary medicine.  They may enroll in AG 3010 and arrange to observe and assist a practicing veterinarian.  The course, open to students of sophomore standing and above with a least a 2.8 GPA, is an internship which awards three hours of credit upon the completion of several reports on their work experience. Pre-Veterinary students should have knowledge of the profession by volunteering or working under the supervision of a doctor of veterinary medicine.  In addition, during the application process three letters of recommendation are required , one of which must be from a veterinarian. Students must apply through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) by September 15th.

THE PRE-VET CLUB: Students are encouraged to join the Pre-Vet Club in order to learn by associating with other pre-veterinary students and by taking part in the varied activities of the group:  tours, service projects, social gatherings, and discussions with practicing veterinarians as well as college admissions personnel.  The club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.  For information, check out Campus Link.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND CAREER INFORMATION:
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Net Vet

CONTACT:
Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Anna Teague
Admissions Coordinator
112 A McElory Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-6961
Email: dvm@okstate.edu