Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

The DVM program at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine provides graduates with competency in knowledge, skills, values attitudes, aptitudes and behaviors in the practice of medicine and surgery which will be applicable to a broad range of species in the context of ever-changing world. Kansas State University Veterinary School is located in Manhattan, Kansas which is 125 miles west of Kansas City.

The entire campus is over 660 acres and the veterinary school is located on 80 of these acres just north of the main campus. The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine includes the three connected buildings.

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact

Office of Student
Admissions
Phone
: (785) 532-5660
Fax: (785) 532-5884

Email
admit@vet.k-state.edu
Website: http://www.vet.k-state.edu/

Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
101 Trotter Hall
Manhattan, KS  66506-5601

 

Quick Facts

1. Application Deadline
Applications are due October 2nd.

2. GRE or MCAT
The GRE is required; MCAT is not permissible as a substitute.  Scores must be from the past four years prior to application.  The scores must be submitted with supplemental application by October 1, but updated scores will be accepted until December 1.

3. Four-year Total Tuition Cost 
Based on 2014-2015 tuition rates for the DVM degree

In State Tuition: $93,368  ($23,342/year)
Out of State Tuition:
 $211,728  ($52,932 year)

5. Accreditation
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine was given
 full accreditation status by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  The next review is scheduled for 2017.

NAVLE Minimum Pass Rate to remain in Good Standing: 80%
NAVLE pass rate Oklahoma College of Veterinary Medicine:
 99% (Class of 2011)
NAVLE – North American Veterinary Licensing Examination

6. School Rank
Kansas State University Veterinary School was ranked #19 by US News and World Reports in 2011.

7. School History
Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1905.  Kansas State is one of the oldest in the US to grant the DVM degree.   

8. Transfer Students
Accepted

 

Admissions Information

Evaluation Criteria
The Admissions Committee looks for student with the characteristics as listed below:

• Strong desire to be a vet
• Compassion for people and animals and respect for life
• Personal integrity and high ethical standards
• Strong communication skills
• Problem solving and critical thinking skills
• Commitment to betterment of humanity and improvement of community, society and profession
• Understanding of world and cultures
• Strong academic ability in science
• Commitment to lifelong learning

Interview
Students may be invited for on campus interviews. 

Letters of Recommendation/Evaluations (a total of 3)

1. Veterinarian (at least one)
2. College Advisor (at least one)
3. The remaining letter should be from those who have experience with the applicant and may be from an adviser, professor or employer.

 

Acceptance Rate
8.5% (112 accepted out of 655 applicants – 2011).  

Out of the typical 110 of the accepted incoming students:

• 45 are for residents of Kansas
• 5 are for contract students with North Dakota
• 60 are for non-residents

Timetable

• VMCAS Application Deadline – Oct 2 at 1:00 pm EST
• Supplemental Deadline – Dec 1
• GRE Score Deadline – Dec 15
• Interviews held – December to February
• Acceptances Mailed – 3 weeks after interview

Before you Apply 

A bachelor’s degree is NOT required; neither is a specific major as long as the required courses are completed. Prerequisite course work must be completed within 6 years of enrollment of the professional program.  All pre-requisite courses must be completed with a C or better.

 

Pre-requisite Course Requirements
All pre-requisite courses should be completed with a C or better.  Any grade less than a C will not be accepted.  The overall GPA is a minimum of 2.8.    

Math and Science Prerequisite Courses (minimum semester credits)

• General Chemistry I and II (8)
• Organic Chemistry I and lab (5)
• Principles of Biology or Zoology (4)
• Microbiology and lab (4)
• Biochemistry (3)
• Genetics (3)
• Physics I and II (8)

General Education Requirements (minimum semester credits)

• Expository Writing I and II (6)
• Public Speaking (2)
• Social Sciences and/or Humanities (12)
• Electives (9)

Required Experience
Veterinary and Animal Experience
A specific amount of veterinary medical experience is not required but highly recommended in order to demonstrate to the admissions committee an understanding of the profession. 

Statistics for the Admitted Class of 2015

Total Applications………………………………1,317
Number of KS Residents……………………  147
Number of ND Residents……………………… 24
Number of Non-Resident………………… 1,146
Mean Science GPA…………………………………3.5
Verbal Mean………………………………………… 526
Quantitative Mean…………………………………668
Analytical Mean……………………………………  4.5
Male to Female Ratio……………… 32/88(0.36)

 

Degrees Offered

Graduate

• Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
• Public Health

PhD

• Anatomy and Physiology
• Pathobiology

Dual Degree Programs

• DVM-PhD