Oklahoma College of Veterinary Medicine

Oklahoma College of Veterinary Medicine has small class sizes and large numbers of opportunities. Read on to see how this can help you!

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

The DVM program at Oklahoma College of Veterinary Medicine highlights general practitioners but also prepares for non-clinical careers. The curriculum is systems-based using lecture and group case discussion as well as hands-on animal experiences which begin in the first year. The curriculum does not include tracking but instead emphasizes all animal species. Students can specialize by selecting applicable electives. Oklahoma State University is located between Tulsa and Oklahoma City in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma College of Veterinary Medicine includes the following main buildings:

1. McElroy Hall
2. College of Veterinary Medicine
3. Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
4. Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
5. Equine Research Park
6. Veterinary Medicine Ranch
7. Cohn Family Shelter for Small Animals
8. Willard Sparks Beef Research Center

Oklahoma College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact

Office of Admissions
Phone
: (405) 744-6961
Fax: (405) 744-0356

Email:
anna.teague@okstate.edu
Website:
http://www.cvhs.okstate.edu

Oklahoma State University
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
112 McElroy Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-2003

 

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 test must be taken prior to November 15 and results reported by January 15.

3. Four-year Total Tuition Cost
Based on 2012-2013 tuition rates for the DVM degree

In State Tuition: $57,324 ($14.331/year)
Out of State Tuition:
$138,368 ($34,592/year)

4. Accreditation
Oklahoma 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: 98% (Class of 2011)
NAVLE – North American Veterinary Licensing Examination

5. School Rank
Oklahoma State University Veterinary School was ranked #24 by US News and World Reports in 2011.

6. School History
Oklahoma College of Veterinary Medicine opened in 1948 and graduated its first class in 1951 of 26 men. The Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab opened in 1976 followed by the Boren Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 1981.

7. Transfer Students
Accepted


Admissions Information

1. Evaluation Basis
The Admissions Committee looks at both quantitative and qualitative aspects of each applicant when considering them for admission.
Based upon these two criteria, each applicant is given a score. All applicants must have a pre-requisite GPA of 2.8 or higher.

2. Quantitative (70 percent)
This portion includes GPAs, typical course load, GRE, and degree, if applicable.

3. Qualitative (30 percent)
This portion includes experience with animals, knowledge of veterinary profession, extracurricular activities, leadership and communication skills including the very important personal statement.

4. Interview
Students who are residents of Oklahoma with sufficient scores are invited for interviews. Non-residents are not required to interview.

Letters of Recommendation/Evaluations (a total of 3)

• Veterinarian (at least one)
• The remaining two should be from those who have experience with the applicant and may be from an adviser, professor or employer.

 

Acceptance Rate

12.5% (82 accepted out of 655 applicants – 2012).

Out of the typical 82 of the accepted incoming students:

• 56 are for residents of Oklahoma
• 2 are for contracts which include Arkansas and Delaware
• 24 are for non-residents

Timetable

• VMCAS Application Deadline – Oct 2 at 1:00 pm EST
• Supplemental Deadline – Oct 2 at 1:00 pm EST
• GRE Score Deadline – Dec 15
• Interviews held – February
• Acceptances Mailed – March

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 8 years of the application with the exception of English, Humanities and Social Studies. 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. All prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester the student will matriculate into the DVM program.

Math and Science Prerequisite Courses (minimum semester credits)

• General Chemistry I and II with labs (8)
• Organic Chemistry I and II with labs (8)
• General Biology and lab (4)
• Zoology and lab (4)
• Microbiology and lab (4)
• Biochemistry (3)
• Genetics (3)
• Physics I and II (8)
• Animal Nutrition (3)
• College Algebra (3)

General Education Requirements (minimum semester credits)

• Humanities and Social Sciences (6)
• English Composition (6)
• English Elective (Speech, Literature, Technical Writing) (3)

Additional Recommended Courses

• Physiology
• Anatomy
• Immunology
• Reproduction
• Histology
• Parasitology

 

Required Experience
Veterinary and Animal Experience
A specific amount of veterinary medical experience is not required but highly recommended.

Statistics for the Admitted Class of 2016

Total Applications…………………………………655
Number of OK Residents…………………… 106
Number of Non-Resident…………………… 549
Mean pre-requisite GPA………………………3.53
Mean cumulative GPA………………………… 3.58
Verbal Mean………………………………………… 153
Quantitative Mean…………………………………150
Analytical Mean…………………………………… 4.0
Male to Female Ratio……………… 17/65(0.26)

 

Degrees Offered

Graduate

• Biomedical Sciences
• Clinical Sciences

PhD

• Biomedical Sciences

Dual Degree Programs

• DVM-MPH
• DVM/MS
• DVM/MBA