Midwestern University

Office of Admissions

Midwestern University
College of Veterinary Medicine
19555 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
Telephone: (623) 572-3215
Email: admissaz@midwestern.edu
Website: http://www.midwestern.edu/programs-and-admission/az-veterinary-medicine.html


The Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine (MWU-CVM) presents to its students a four-year program leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. The first 8 quarters are a mix of classroom lectures, laboratories, simulation lab exercises with virtual clients and patients, and small group, student-centered learning experiences. Hands-on live animal contact begins in the first quarter and continues throughout the program. Quarters 9-13 involve diverse clinical training, both on campus (about 85%) and at external sites (about 15%). Three new buildings, including a 111,000 square foot small animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital and a roughly 36,000 square foot large animal/pathology facility, insure our students will begin their careers in state-of-the-art surroundings.

In October, 2014, the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE) extended provisional accreditation to the College. This notification indicates that the University and College submitted a plan which successfully met the 11 standards required by the AVMA to become accredited. The program will be eligible for full accreditation in 2018, upon graduation of the first class.


The CVM utilizes the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). The VMCAS application is available online at www.aavmc.org. The VMCAS application cycle opens in June of each year. The official VMCAS application deadline is September 17, 2018 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Midwestern accepts direct applications after the close of the VMCAS cycle. Requests for withdrawing an application must be submitted in writing. In accordance with the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges acceptance deadline policy, students are not required to accept or reject an offer of admission until April 15th. Students may accept or reject earlier if so inclined. If a signed letter accepting admission and the required deposit are not received by April 15th, the offer of admission may be withdrawn.


Students seeking admission to the CVM must submit the following documented evidence:

1. Completion of prerequisite coursework or plans to complete the coursework prior to matriculation. (Confirmed by official transcripts)

a. Minimum science AND minimum total cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.

b. No grade lower than a C in any course will be accepted for credit. (Pass/fail and satisfactory/ unsatisfactory grading is not acceptable in prerequisite science courses).

2. Completion of a minimum of 240 hours (6 weeks) of veterinary, health sciences, animal or biomedical research experience. Students with additional hours of work experience will present a stronger case for admission.

3. Competitive scores on the GRE General Test taken no more than 5 years prior to the planned enrollment year.

4. Three letters of recommendation.

a. At least one of the letters must be from a veterinarian.

b. The other letters can be from other veterinarians, or from pre-veterinary or science professors, or from someone who can testify to the integrity and ethical standards of the applicant.

c. Letters written by family members are not acceptable.

d. Letters must be submitted by evaluators. Letters submitted by students are not accepted by the Office of Admissions.

5. Although not required, a Bachelor’s degree will make a candidate more competitive.


1. Demonstrate an understanding of the veterinary medical profession.

2. Demonstrate service orientation through community service or extracurricular activities.

3. Have a proper motivation for and commitment to the veterinary profession as demonstrated by previous salaried work, volunteer work, or other life experiences.

4. Possess the oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients, clients, and colleagues.

5. Pass the Midwestern University criminal background check.

6. Abide by Midwestern University’s Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.

7. Meet the Technical Standards for the College (see below).

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? no

Is this an International School? no


Course Description Number of Hours/Credits
Biology 8
General Chemistry 3
Organic Chemistry with Lab 8
Mathematics 6
Physics with Lab 4
English Composition 6

Science Electives

*minimum of 64 total semester hours/96 quarter hours required 



Estimated Tuition Resident: $59,454

Estimated Tuition Contract: $59,454

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $59,454


Resident/Non-Resident: 100


VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes


Science electives include cell biology, physiology, microbiology, genetics, animal nutrition, etc.

Minimum of 64 total semester hours/96 quarter hours

Application Deadline: 9/17/2018