Michigan State Veterinary School

Michigan State Veterinary School has top notch facilities, technologies, and equipment to support teaching, research, and clinical service.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

According to their website, “Veterinary science courses have been taught at MSU since the institution’s founding in 1855. The College of Veterinary Medicine was formally established as a four-year, degree-granting program in 1910. Today, the college includes four biomedical science departments — microbiology and molecular genetics, pathobiology and diagnostic investigation, pharmacology and toxicology, and physiology; two clinical departments — large-animal clinical sciences and small-animal clinical sciences; two service units — the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health; and several research centers.”

Michigan State Veterinary School

Michigan State University
AKA Michigan State Veterinary School
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medical Center F& G wings
East Lansing, MI 48824-1314

Phone 517-353-9793
Phone2 517-353-9794
Fax (517) 353-3041
Email admiss@cvm.msu.edu
Website cvm.msu.edu

 

Quick Facts

1. Application Deadline
October 2, 1:00pm, EST

2. GRE Deadline
You must take the GRE by September 30. They accept GRE test scores up to five years old.

3. Acceptance Rate
14% (111 accepted % 786 applicants)

4. Four-year Total Tuition Cost
based on 2014-2015 tuition rates

In State Tuition: $116,474
Out of State Tuition: $224,468

4 year Total for Books and Instruments: $7,294
Average monthly cost of living for the 4 years (excluding tuition and books): $1,667

5. Accreditation
Michigan State Veterinary School was given full accreditation status by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The next site visit scheduled is 2019

NAVLE Minimum Pass Rate to remain in Good Standing: 80%

NAVLE pass rate for Michigan State Veterinary School: 95%

NAVLE - North American Veterinary Licensing Examination

 

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate:

• Veterinary Technology Program
• Pre-Veterinary Program
• Vetward bound Summer Enrichment Program

Graduate

• Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology
• Environmental and Integrative Toxicological Sciences
• Food Safety
• Large Animal Clinical Sciences
• Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
• Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation
• Pharmacology and Toxicology
• Physiology
• Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum

• Phase I – Normality
• Phase II – Abnormality
• Phase III – Intervention and Prevention
• Required Clerkships (33 credits)
• Elective Clerkships (27 credits)

Dual Degree Programs

• DVM-MS in Food Safety
• Public Health – Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree or a Graduate Specialization in • Public Health in conjunction with an MS or PhD degree. Because courses are offered online, they can be taken concurrently with the DVM program.
• DVM and MS or PhD
o Summer Research Program
o MS- or PhD-level research at MSU
o Research year experience at another institution

 

Statistics for the Admitted Class of 2016
Total Applications……………………………………… 786
Number of Michigan Residents………………….. 76
Number of Non-Residents…………………………. 35
Mean cumulative GPA………………………………. 3.70
Mean science GPA…………………………………….. 3.64
Mean last 3 semester GPA………………………… 3.75
Mean GRE…………………………………………………. 1201
Mean Age…………………………………………………. 23
Age Range…………………………………………………. 19-44
Number with advanced degree…………………. 5
Number with Bachelor’s degree……………….. 108
Number with no degree………………………….… 3
Male/Female Ratio…………………………………… 14/97

Non-Academic Attributes for the Admitted Class
Research Experience……………………………………. 5
Food Animal Experience………………………………. 9
Exceptional Vet /Animal Experience..…………. 15
Overcame socio-economic barriers…………….. 35
Significant Cultural Experience…………………….. 7
Significant Community Service…………………….. 7

Undergraduate Majors for the Admitted Class
Animal Science, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Biomedical Science, English, Genomics & Molecular Genetics, Journalism, Marketing, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Nursing, Physiology, Pre-Veterinary, Psychology, Social Sciences and Health Studies, Veterinary Technology Wildlife and Fisheries, and Zoology

Graduate Majors for the Admitted Class
Animal Science, Business Administration, Environmental Biology, Food Safety, Pathology, Public Health

 

Pre-requisite Course Requirements
All pre-requisites must be completed by the Spring Semester of the year of matriculation with a grade of 2.0 minimum.

50% of the science pre-requisite courses must be complete at the time of application with a grade of 2.0 minimum.

Science Prerequisite Courses*

• College Algebra and Trigonometry (or pre-calculus or calculus)
• Physics I and II with labs**
• Chem I with lab**
• Organic Chem I and II with lab**
• Biochemistry
• Intro Biology I and II with lab
• Genetics
• Eukaryotic Cell Biology
• Microbiology with lab
• Animal Nutrition (General or Human Nutrition also accepted)

* AP credits are accepted to fulfill these requirements
** At a quarter school additional courses would be required

General Education Requirements*

• Arts and Humanities – two courses (see MSU for specifics)
• Social Science – two courses (see MSU for specifics)
• English – one course (3 sem. credits) English Comp.

* AP credits are accepted to fulfill these requirements

 

After Graduation
Average starting salary for the class of 2011 was $60,778.

These are the fields chosen by the 2011 graduating class:
59% Internship or Residency Program
27% Companion Animal Practice
7% Mixed Animal Practice
3% Food Animal Practice
1% Equine Practice
1% Graduate Program
1% Uniformed Service