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Auburn University

Office of Academic Affairs
Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
217 Goodwin / Overton
Auburn, AL 36849-5536
Phone: (334) 884-2685


The College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University is located in south central Alabama off Interstate 85 between Montgomery and Atlanta. The university is known for its friendly small-campus atmosphere despite having more than 25,000 students.

Veterinary medicine began as a department at Auburn in 1892 and became a college in 1907. Today it is situated on 280 acres one mile from the main Auburn campus. 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.

Residency implications: 41 Alabama residents, 38 Kentucky residents, and 41 non-contract non-resident students.

Required undergraduate GPA: Alabama and Kentucky residents must have a minimum grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants not classified as Alabama or Kentucky residents must have a minimum grade point average of at least 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 was 3.54.

AP credit policy: must appear on official college transcripts and be equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework.

Course completion deadline: prerequisite courses must be completed by June 15 prior to matriculation.

Standardized examinations: 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. For the most current GRE submission information, please see

GRE Code: 1005


VMCAS application deadline: Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time

Date interviews are held: Non-contract, non-resident February; Alabama and Kentucky residents March

Date acceptances mailed: Within 10 days following interviews

School begins: August

Deposit (to hold place in class): none required

Deferments: not considered

Transfer Students: Auburn does not take transfer students

International Students: not considered for admission

Evaluation criteria: Auburn 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.


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 noncontract 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 information.

Resident/contract applicants must be a documented resident of Alabama or Kentucky and have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.


A minimum of 400 hours of veterinary experience in addition to other animal experience

Recommendations (3 required)

Academic advisor or faculty member



Extracurricular and community service activities

Employment record

Narrative statement of purpose


Tuition and fees

Resident/Contract: $18,418

Non-resident: $44,022


Number of Applicants / New Entrants

Resident: 132 / 41

Contract: 84 / 38

Non-resident: 832 / 41

Total: 1,048 / 120


Course Requirements Number of Semester Hours
Written composition #  6
Literature* #
Fine Arts #
Humanities/fine arts elective #
History* #
Social/behavioral science electives #

Mathematics—pre-calculus with trigonometry #

Biology I with lab
Biology II with lab

Cell Biology

Fundamentals of chemistry with lab
Organic chemistry with lab
Physics I
Science electives**

Animal Nutrition ( Will accept web based or correspondence course)


* 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.


Application Deadline: 9/15/2016

Last Updated 3/15/2016 sam

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