Texas College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to emphasizing the role that veterinary medicine plays in advancing animal, human, and environmental health. Read on to see if it’s the best place for you!
The DVM program at Texas College of Veterinary Medicine is a standard 4-year program. The first year includes anatomy, immunology, physiology and clinical correlates. The second year includes nutrition, parasitology, pathology, infection diseases and pharmacology. Third year includes crucial classes and clinical. The final year includes 30 weeks of core rotations, 12 weeks of elective clinical rotations, and 4 weeks of externship. Texas College of Veterinary Medicine is located near Bryan and College Station, Texas. The veterinary campus includes a Medical Teaching Hospital, a Small Animal Hospital, a Large Animal Hospital, and the Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center.
A new $80 Million Equine Facility is currently underway and a new teaching facility and an expansion of the Small Animal Hospital are being planned.
Texas A&M University
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
College Station, TX 77843-4461
1. Application Deadline
Applications are due October 1st.
2. GRE or MCAT
The GRE is required; MCAT is not permissible as a substitute. The new version of the GRE is required and old scores will not be accepted. GRE scores must be no older than two years old. Results must be reported by October 2.
3. Four-year Total Tuition Cost
Based on 2014-2015 tuition rates for the DVM degree
In State Tuition: $89,734
Out of State Tuition: $132,934
Total for Books & Supplies: $7,418
Total for Room & Board: $45,067
Total for Personal Expenses and Transportation: $15,881
Texas College of Veterinary Medicine was given full accreditation status by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The next visit will be in 2016.
NAVLE Minimum Pass Rate to remain in Good Standing: 80%
NAVLE pass rate Texas A&M University: 99% (Class of 2011)
NAVLE – North American Veterinary Licensing Examination
5. School Rank
Texas A&M University Veterinary School was ranked #8 by US News and World Reports in 2011.
6. School History
Texas College of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1916, but Texas A&M University began some veterinary schooling back in 1878.
7. Transfer Students
Many students are looking for vet schools in Texas. This section explains eligibility for the Texas College of Veterinary Medicine.
Each applicant must have a minimum GPA of one of the following to submit an application:
• Cumulative GPA of 2.90 or
• 3.10 GPA for the last 45 semester hours
The Selections Committee selects applicants based upon the following three questions:
1) Does the applicant have personal characteristics and overall motivation to become a veterinarian?
2) Can the applicant successfully complete the DVM program?
3) How can selection process fairly and equitably reward each applicants academic and professional preparation for a veterinary career?
Each applicant is given a score based upon points. There are 300 points possible.
There are 180 points possible for academic performance. Points are awarded as follows:
120 possible for GPA
• Overall GPA – 40 points
• Science GPA – 40 points
• Last 45 credits GPA – 40 points
60 points possible for GRE
• Analytical – 25 points
• Verbal and Quantitative – 35 points
80 points are possible for professional preparation criteria. Points are available as follows:
• Academic Rigor and Course Loads – 24 points
• Veterinary Experience – 16 points
• Animal Experience – 12 points
• Extracurricular activities, leadership experience, personal statement, letters of evaluation and socioeconomic background – 28 points
Invitations to interview are extended for those applicants whose scores are among the top ranked. Interviews are done in a Multiple Mini Interview format. There are several mini interviews which are 6-10 minutes long for a total of an hour. The interview constitutes 40 points.
Letters of Recommendation/Evaluations (a total of 3)
• Other 2 that can fairly evaluate the applicant
34.8% (146 accepted out of 420 applicants – 2012).
Out of the typical 132 of the accepted incoming students:
· 122 are for residents of Texas
· 10 are for non-residents
• Application Deadline – Oct 1
• Interviews – mid-January
• 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, 62 semester credits are needed for admission. There is no required major when applying to Texas College of Veterinary Medicine. 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. All prerequisite course grades must be completed by the end of the spring term prior to matriculation.
Math and Science Prerequisite Courses (minimum semester credits)
• General Biology and lab (4)
• General Microbiology and lab (4)
• Genetics (3)
• Animal Nutrition or Feeds and Feeding (3)
• General Animal Science (3)
• Inorganic Chemistry I and II with labs (8)
• Organic Chemistry I and II with labs (8)
• Biochemistry (3 – must be lecture hours only)
• Physics I and II (8)
• Calculus or Statistics (3)
General Education Requirements (minimum semester credits)
• Introduction to Psychology (3)
• Composition and Rhetoric (3)
• Speech Communication (3)
• Technical Writing (3)
Veterinary and Animal Experience
A specific amount of veterinary medical experience is not required but experience is needed. Suitable experience includes formal training and experience, contact with and handling of animals. This experience may be completed as part of course work or within the private sector.
Statistics for the Admitted Class of 2016
Total Qualified Applicants…………………….420
Total Interviewed Applicants……………….228
Total Offered Resident Applicants……….134
Total Offered Non-Resident Applicants.…12
Mean cumulative GPA………………………… 3.60
Verbal Mean………………………………………… 505
Quantitative Mean……………………………… 668
Analytical Mean………………………………… 4.14
Male to Female Ratio………… 33:113 (0.292)
• Biomedical Sciences
• Laboratory Animal Medicine
• Science and Technology Journalism
• Veterinary Public Health
• Biomedical Sciences
• Veterinary Microbiology
• Veterinary Pathobiology
Dual Degree Programs