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Colorado State University

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
1601 Campus Delivery – Office of the Dean
Fort Collins CO 80523-1601
Telephone: 970-491-7051 or 970-491-7052


Students who are in the planning process of applying to the DVM Program and who are not enrolled in courses at CSU, please email DVMAdmissions@



Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a city of about 150,000 in the eastern foothills of the Rocky Mountains about 65 miles north of Denver. Fort Collins has a pleasant climate and offers many cultural and recreational activities. Many of the state’s ski areas lie within a short driving distance, making some of the best skiing in the world accessible. The nearby river canyons and mountain parks are beautiful scenic attractions and provide op­portunities for hiking, fishing, photography, camping, and biking.

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is nationally renowned for its programs in oncology, equine surgery and reproduction, and pain management. Our college is composed of eight major buildings that house the departments of biomedical sciences, environmental and radiological health sciences, and microbiology, immunology, and pathology.

The James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, one of the world’s largest and best equipped, houses the clinical sciences department. This department boasts a variety of unique units, including the internation­ally acclaimed Robert H. and Mary G. Flint Animal Cancer Center, Animal Population Health Institute, Integrated Livestock Management Program, and Gail Holmes Equine Orthopedic Research Center. The hospital attracts a large caseload and offers students a wide variety of clinical experiences.

The uniquely designed Diagnostic Medicine Center houses the college’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), the University’s Extension Veterinarian, the Clinical Pathology Laboratory and the Animal Popu­lation Health Institute.

The VDL provides disease testing services to vet­erinarians, state/ federal agencies, livestock owners and pet owners. The Clinical Pathology Laboratory provides services such as blood, fluid and urine anal­ysis and cytology to identify diseases and illnesses in animals brought to the VTH or to veterinarians in the region. The Animal Population Health Institute en­courages collaboration and information and expertise exchange in veterinary epidemiology among scientists at CSU, collaborating institutions and government agencies throughout the world.

Internationally known for its innovative curricu­lum, our veterinary program provides students with a four-year course of study in veterinary medicine lead­ing to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. The first two years are conducted on the main campus and include comprehensive coverage of veterinary and bio­medical sciences along with integrated hands-on and clinical experiences. During the second two years, students participate in animal care at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital through a series of specialty rota­tions. Students participate as team members in evaluating patients, meeting with clients, developing treatment plans, and providing hands-on care, all under the supervision of faculty clinicians.


Application requirements: The Colorado Supplemental Application is required. For your application to be reviewed by the Veterinary Admissions Committee, we must receive the following items before the deadline:

• VMCAS Application

• Colorado Supplemental Application and Fee

• GRE Verbal and Quantitative (self-reported/unofficial) scores


Biochemistry (that requires Org Chem)




Physics (with a laboratory)




Lab associated with a biology course


Lab associated with a chemistry course


English Composition


Social sciences and humanities





Colorado Supplemental Application deadline: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM (MT).

VMCAS Application deadline: Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 1:00 PM (ET).

School begins: late August

Deposit: (to hold place in class) none required

Deferments: case by case basis for extenuating circumstances


Quality of academic program (course load, challenging curriculum, honors)

GRE scores

Veterinary/Animal/Research/Work experience

Extracurricular/Community activities, achievements, leadership


Contribution to diversity, unique attributes, extenuating circumstances

Letters of Reference, pls see #6 at: http://csu-cvmbs. Entrance-Requirements.aspx


Required undergraduate GPA: No minimum requirement

Mean GPA: for the 2013 matriculated class was 3.60 on a 4.00 scale

AP credits: must appear on official transcript

Course completion deadline: transcript and final grades, including all required courses, must be received by JULY 15 prior to matriculation

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? No

Is this an International School? No


Estimated Tuition Resident: $26,451

Estimated Tuition Contract: $26,451

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $54,269


Resident: 75

Contract: 30-35

Non-Resident: 30-35


The GRE General Test (Verbal and Quantitative) is re­quired. The mean GRE scores for the 2013 matriculated class are Verbal 537/155 and Quantitative 664/150.

Test scores dated earlier than September 1, 2009, will not be accepted. It is the applicant’s responsibil­ity to schedule the test on or before September 30, 2014 so s/he can self-report unofficial scores on the Colorado Supplemental Application before the Oc­tober 2, 2014 11:00am MT deadline. You will know your unofficial scores before leaving the testing cen­ter. NOTE: The self-reported unofficial Verbal and Quantitative scores must be entered into the Colorado Supplemental Application in order to submit the application.

Sending official scores: Applicants should submit a re­quest to their testing center, before October 2, to have official scores sent to CSU (code 4075 and dept 0617). Scores should be received at CSU by November 30. In December, official scores will be used to verify all ap­plicant self-reported scores before offers are made.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? Yes


The veterinary program at CSU offers the following programs:

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FAVCIP (Food Animal):

Application Deadline: 10/2/2014

Page Updated: 05/09/2014 tw
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