University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine provides a rich cultural, social, and educational mix which appeals to everyone from all over the world!

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Glasgow’s School Of Veterinary Medicine has three departments: Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Large Animal Clinical Sciences and Public Health, and  Veterinary Biosciences. University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine is located on the 80 hectares Garscube Campus at the Northwest boundary of the city, four miles from the main University at Gilmorehill. According to the school’s official website, “The University of Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine is pre-eminent in teaching, research and clinical provision, and attracts students, researchers and clinicians from around the world. The School’s pass rate in the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) is currently 97% compared to the pass rate required by the AVMA Council on Education standard for Outcomes Assessment which is 80%.  The NAVLE is a requirement for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in all licensing jurisdictions in North America.”

University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine


Office of Student Admissions
: (+44)141 330 5705
Fax:  (+44) 141 942 7215
Email:  [email protected]

University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine
Garscube Campus
Bearsden Road
Glasgow, G61 1QH


Quick Facts

1. Application Deadline
Applications are due October 2nd.

2. GRE or MCAT
The GRE is not required but results will be considered if submitted.

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

Resident of UK out with Scotland: £9,000/year

International: £25,000/year (fixed for the full duration of the course)

4. Accreditation
Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine was given full accreditation status by the American Veterinary Medical Association.  The next review is scheduled for 2013.

5. School Rank
Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine rank was not published by US News and World Reports in 2011.

6. School History
Glasgow’s School of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1862 and the year 2012 marked their 150th anniversary.


Admissions Information

Evaluation Criteria 

• Academic performance
• Animal/veterinary experience
• References
• Essay
• Interview

 Letters of Recommendation/Evaluations (a total of 2)

1.    Academic science source

2.    Veterinary surgeon


Acceptance Rate
127 accepted out of 1450 applicants – 2012

Out of the accepted incoming students:

• 72 are for residents of UK
• 55 are non-residents



• VMCAS Application Deadline – Oct 2
• Interviews held – January/February–(In the US both East and West Coast)
• Date acceptances mailed: April
• School begins: late September

Before you Apply 

If you are a student from the USA and is planning to stay in the UK for more than 6 months, you are required to get an entry clearance certificate before you enter the UK. You must also be able to ensure sufficient financial support for the duration of your course. Please go to for more information. The University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine will consider US applicants who have finished a minimum of three years of a pre-veterinary or science degree from an accredited college or university in the USA.

The required GPA is 3.40.


Pre-requisite Course Requirements

• Organic Chemistry with Lab (2 semesters)
• Biology
• Mathematics or Physics

The choice of additional courses is up to you. But they highly recommend selecting in the humanities and social sciences. All course requirements should be met before matriculation.  


Required Experience
Veterinary and Animal Experience
Applicants are required to have some practical experience in an animal related environment and with a veterinary surgeon. Exposure to practice, research or other areas of veterinary medicine is essential and should be documented.


Degrees Offered


• Veterinary Public Health [MVPH]
• Integrative Mammalian Biology