Virginia Tech Vet School

Virginia Tech Vet School has a campus the spreads over three campuses and two universities. Read on to see how Virginia Tech Vet School can fulfill your needs!

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Virginia Tech Vet School’s DVM program is a four year program. The first three years are traditional classroom and laboratory format. Prior to sophomore year, students select a track, such as small animal, equine, mixed species or public veterinary health. The student’s final year is 12-months of clinical rotations. The overall curriculum of the Virginia Tech Vet School DVM Program includes the normal animal (anatomy, physiology) and disease and clinical issues. The goal of this program is to educate veterinarians with a basic biomedical knowledge and the ability to apply this information as needed with a proper problem solving technique which will lead to excellent patient care and knowledge.

There are three campuses for the Virginia Tech Vet School – main campus at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, MD, and Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg. There are plans to expand the teaching facilities and increase the class size in the near future.

Virginia Tech Vet School

Admissions Coordinator
Phone: (540) 231-4699
Fax: (540) 231-9290
Email: [email protected]

Virginia-Maryland Regional
College of Veterinary Medicine University

DVM Admissions Office
Blacksburg, VA 24061


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. Results must be electronically reported by November 1 and the test must be taken by October 1.

3. Students

120 students per year are accepted into the four year DVM program.

4. Four-year Total Tuition Cost

Based on 2014-2015 tuition rates for the DVM degree

In State Tuition: $90,711

Out of State Tuition:$ 195,445

Total for Living Expenses: $58,320

5. Accreditation

Virginia Tech Vet School given full accreditation status by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The next site visit scheduled is 2014

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

NAVLE pass rate for Oregon State Veterinary School: 99% (2011)
NAVLE – North American Veterinary Licensing Examination

6. School Rank
Virginia Tech Vet School was ranked #17 by US News and World Reports in 2011.

7. School History
Virginia Tech Vet School was found by the Virginia General Assembly in 1978.

8. Transfer Students


Admissions Information

Admissions Recommendations

While the following criteria are not required, they are recommended to be a competitive applicant at the Virginia Tech Vet School:

• An average cumulative GPA of 3.5 or more
• A ‘competitive’ GRE score
• A wide variety of animal experience
• Veterinary experience of 400-600 hours
• Research laboratory or commercial veterinary medicine experience

Admissions Requirements

• Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or 3.3 for the past 45 semester hours
• Completion of 60 semester hours by the end of the spring term of year for which matriculation is desired

Admissions Process

This is a three stage process.

Stage 1 – Screening

• Verify that all required documents have been received
• Verify minimum requirements are met

Stage 2 – Application Evaluation

• Analysis of academic record and GRE score
• Evaluation of non-academic application portions (animal/veterinary experience, references, personal statement)
• 70% of review is on academics and the remaining 30% is on non-academic strengths

Stage 3 – Interviews

• Personal interviews conducted in the Multiple Mini Interview style


Acceptance Rate

8.5% (95 accepted out of 1135 applicants – Class of 2014).

Out of the not more than 120 of the accepted incoming students:

• 50 are for residents of Virginia
• 30 are for residents of Maryland
• Up to 40 are for non-residents, 6 of which are for West Virginia residents


• VMCAS Application Deadline – Oct 2 at 1:00 pm EST
• Supplemental Application Deadline – Oct 2
• GRE Score Deadline – Nov 1
• Acceptances Mailed – early March

Before you Apply

If you plan on applying to Oregon Veterinary School, you will need to complete all courses by the end of the spring term of matriculation. A bachelor’s degree is NOT required; neither is a specific major as long as the required courses are completed. 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 pre-requisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring term of the year of matriculation.

Math and Science Prerequisite Courses

• General Biology 1 and 2 and labs
• Organic Chemistry 1 & 2 and labs
• Physics 1 & 2 and labs
• Biochemistry
• Math – two courses from the following list: algegra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics.

General Education Requirements (semester hours)

• English – one course in composition or writing and a second English course
• Humanities/Social Sciences – courses may include art, philosophy, history, economics, psychology, or sociology


Required Experience

Veterinary Experience
Veterinary medical experience is not required, however 400 to 600 hours are strongly recommended

Other Achievements
Also valued as part of the application is maturity and broad cultural perspective, motivation and dedication to a veterinary medicine career, evidence of potential and appreciation of the career opportunities for vets shown by – veterinary experience, animal experience, research experience, extramural activities, achievements honors, communication skills and references.


Statistics for the Admitted Class of 2016

Total Applications………………………1,135

Number of VA Residents…………………..182

Number of MD Residents………………………127

Number of WV Residents……………………….37

Mean cumulative VA Residents GPA……3.60

Mean cumulative MD Residents GPA…..3.57

Mean cumulative Other Residents GPA..3.47

Mean science VA Residents GPA……….3.51

Mean science MD Residents GPA……….3.48

Mean science Other Residents GPA…….3.27

Mean GRE VA Residents………………….1,208

Mean GRE MD Residents………………….1,206

Mean GRE Other Residents…………….. 1,179

Male:Female Ratio………………28/99 (0.28)


Degrees Offered


• Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences Graduate Program (BMVS)
• Master of Public Health (MPH)