The College of Veterinary
Medicine at Auburn University is located in south central Alabama off
Interstate 85 between Montgomery and Atlanta. The college is known for its
friendly small-campus atmosphere.
Veterinary medicine began as a
department at Auburn in 1892 and became a college in 1907. Today it is situated
on 330 acres one mile from the main Auburn campus that serves more than 28,000 students. In addition, the college has
a 700-acre research farm five miles from its campus. The college is fully
accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
For specific application
information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please
refer to the contact information listed above.
41 Alabama residents, 38 Kentucky residents, and 41
non-contract non-resident students.
Alabama and Kentucky residents must have a minimum grade
point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants not classified as
Alabama or Kentucky residents must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. A grade of C-minus or better must be earned for any
required course. The mean grade point average of the most recent entering class
appear on official college transcripts and be equivalent to the appropriate
prerequisite courses must be completed by June 15 prior to
Graduate Record Examination (GRE®), general test, is
required. The exam must have been taken within the previous 5 calendar years, and
must be received no later than September 15 of the year of application,
therefore you should test no later than September 1.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS
A minimum of 500 hours of veterinary experience in addition to other animal experience
Recommendations (3 required)
Academic advisor or faculty member
Extracurricular and community service activities
Narrative statement of purpose
application deadline: Friday
, September 15, 2017 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time
non-resident February; Alabama and Kentucky residents March
Within 12 days following interviews
hold place in class):
does not take transfer students
considered for admission
University has a three-part admission procedure: an objective evaluation of
academic credentials; a subjective review of personal credentials and experience
under veterinary supervision; and a personal interview.
2016–2017 ADMISSIONS SUMMARY
Number of Applicants / New Entrants
Resident: 86 / 41
Contract: 78 / 38
Non-resident: 790 / 41
Total: 954 / 120
Tuition and fees
*Please be aware that the estimated cost of attendance is higher for the third academic year when a summer semester is required because of the continuous year of clinical training.
Admitted students fall into
three categories: residents of Alabama, residents of Kentucky admitted by
contract through the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), or at-large
residents (non-Alabama and non-contract students).
Kentucky students must verify
their residency status with their Kentucky pre-vet advisor before September 15.
They may contact the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education for additional
must be a documented resident of Alabama or Kentucky.
Number of Semester Hours
Written composition #
Fine Arts #
Humanities/fine arts elective #
Social/behavioral science electives #
Mathematics—pre-calculus with trigonometry #
Biology I with lab
Biology II with lab
Fundamentals of chemistry with lab
Organic chemistry 1 with lab; Organic chemistry 2
Animal Nutrition (
Will accept web based or
* Students must complete a
6-semester-hour sequence either in literature or in history.
** Science electives must be two of
the following: genetics, microbiology, physics II, comparative anatomy, histology,
reproductive physiology, mammalian
or animal physiology, parasitology, embryology, or immunology.
# These requirements will be waived
if the student has a bachelor’s degree.
Last Updated 3/21/2017 srb