Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine

Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine motto is “Advancing Animal and Human Health with Science and Compassion”. See how this can help your DVM degree!

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

The DVM program at Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine provides a broad education and includes learning experiences in many specialty areas such as food medicine. The final year of the curriculum includes 12 months in clinical practice including a rotation in ambulatory service. There are five option tracks: Food Animal, Large Animal, Mixed Animal, Small Animal, and Others. Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine is located in Madison, Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin campus is over 900 acres and is located near Lake Mendota. The College of Veterinary Medicine includes a teaching hospital, state-of-the-art laboratories, and modern equipment.

Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact

Office of Academic Affairs
Phone
: (608) 263-2525
Email: oaa@vetmed.wisc.edu
Website:
http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu

University of
Wisconsin-Madison

School of Veterinary Medicine
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1102

 

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. GRE scores must be from, on, or after October 1, 2007. Results must be reported by October 26.

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

In State Tuition: $76,248 ($19,062/year)
Out of State Tuition:
$103,624 ($25,906/year)

Total for Books, Supplies and Instruments: $5,920 ($1,480/year)
Total for Room & Board: $40,920 ($10,230/year)
Total for Personal Expenses and Transportation: $22,520 ($5,630/year)

4. Accreditation
Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine was given
full accreditation status by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

NAVLE Minimum Pass Rate to remain in
Good Standing: 80%
NAVLE pass rate Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine: 100% (Class of 2012)
NAVLE – North American Veterinary Licensing Examination

5. School Rank
Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine was ranked #5 by US News and World Reports in 2011.

6. School History
Wisconsin College of Veterinary Medicine was founded to provide service to the state’s animal agricultural industry.

7. Transfer Students
Not Accepted

 

Admissions Information

Evaluation Basis
Wisconsin Vet School accepts applicants that display the potential for becoming productive, competent and responsible veterinarians with high professional standards, providing public service and continual learning. Each applicant is assessed on their academic record and nonacademic factors. No interviews are required.

Academic Factors – The following items are included when evaluating the applicants academic history:

• Cumulative GPA
• GPA in pre-requisites
• GPA for past 30 credits
• GRE

Nonacademic Factors – Applicants should have experience with veterinarians and in care and handling of animals. These experiences will be a part of the application. Other factors include:

• Communication Skills
• Leadership
• Maturity
• Goal Orientation
• Extracurricular Activities
• Work Experience
• Awards and Honors
• Diversity

Letters of Recommendation/Evaluations (a total of 3)

Letters may be from veterinarians, employers, faculty, and academic staff. Veterinarian letters are highly recommended.

 

Acceptance Rate
8.3% (80 accepted out of 961 applicants – 2012).

Out of the typical 80 of the accepted incoming students:

· 60 are for residents of Wisconsin

· 20 are for non-residents

Timetable

• VMCAS Application Deadline – Oct 2 at 1:00 pm EST
• GRE Score Deadline – Oct 26
• Acceptances Mailed – mid-March

Before you Apply

A bachelor’s degree is NOT required; neither is a specific major as long as the required courses are completed. However, 60 semester credits are needed for admission.

There is no time limit for the prerequisite course work; however 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. Each applicant can have up to 4 outstanding courses. However no more than 2 courses can be taken by the end of the spring term prior to enrollment.

Math and Science Prerequisite Courses (minimum semester credits)

• Biology or Zoology and lab (4)
• Genetics or Animal Breeding (3)
• General and Qualitative Chemistry and labs (8)
• Organic Chemistry (3)
• Biochemistry (3)
• Physics I and II (6)
• Statistics (3)

General Education Requirements (minimum semester credits)

• Humanities or Social Sciences (6)
• English Composition or Journalism (6)

Additional Recommended Courses
Upper level science courses such as:

• Anatomy
• Physiology
• Microbiology
• Cell Biology

 

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…………………………961
Number of WI Residents…………………191
Number of Non-Resident……………………770
Mean cumulative GPA……………………….3.58
Verbal Mean……………………………………….570
Quantitative Mean………………………………718
Mean Age………………………………………………24
Male to Female Ratio…………22:58 (0.379)

 

Degrees Offered

Graduate

• Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Dual Degree Programs

• DVM-MPH
• DVM/PhD
• DVM/MS
• DVM/Certificate in Global Health