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University of Florida


Admissions Office
College of Veterinary Medicine
P.O. Box 100125
University of Florida
Gainesville FL 32610-0125
Telephone: 352-294-4244

The University of Florida is located in Gainesville, a college town of approximately 125,000 in north central Florida, midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Changes in season are marked, but winters are mild and permit year-round participation in outdoor activities.
The university accommodates about 50,000+ students with programs in almost all disciplines. The College of Veterinary Medicine is a component of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (which also includes Agriculture and Forest Resources and Conservation). It is also one of 6 colleges affiliated with the Health Science Center (the other 5 are Dentistry, Public Health and Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy).
The veterinary curriculum is a 9-semester program consisting of core curriculum and elective experiences. The core provides the body of knowledge and skills common to all veterinarians. The first 4 semesters concentrate primarily on basic medical sciences. Students are additionally introduced to physical diagnosis, radiology, and clinical problems during these years. The core also includes experience in each of the clinical areas. Elective areas of concentration permit students to investigate further the aspects of both basic and clinical sciences most relevant to their interests.
Application Information
For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.
Residency implications: Florida has no contractual agreements. The college admits 88 Florida residents and 24 non-sponsored applicants each academic year. International applicants are included in the non-sponsored pool.
Prerequisites for Admission (subject to change)
Course requirements and semester hours
Biology (general, genetics, microbiology) 15
Chemistry (inorganic, organic, biochemistry) 19
Physics   8
Mathematics (calculus, statistics)   6
Animal Science (introduction to animal science, animal nutrition)   6
Humanities   9
Social sciences   6
English (2 courses in English composition)   6
Electives   5 at least
All pre-requisites must be completed with a grade letter of C or above. Prerequisites with a letter grade of C- or below must be retaken.

Suggested undergraduate GPA:
a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.00 scale. The class of 2015 had an overall mean science prerequisite GPA of 3.47.
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 the end of the spring term prior to admission.
Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) is required. To be considered for Class of 2018 admissions cycle, the last day to seat for the GRE is August 30, 2013. Scores must be received in our office by September 9, 2013. GRE code for our college is 5753. Mean score for the class of 2016 was
Additional requirements and considerations
Animal/veterinary experience - at least 500 hours suggested
Recommendations/evaluations (3 required)
Veterinarian - two references suggested
Academic advisor/Personal - one reference suggested
Honors and awards received
Extracurricular activities
Summary of Admission Procedure
VMCAS application deadline: October 2, 2013 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.
UF Professional School Application deadline: September 9, 2013. Information on our supplemental requirements can be found at: .
Date interviews are held: February
Date acceptances mailed: March
School begins: mid-August
Deposit (to hold place in class): none required.

Deferments: considered on an individual basis.

Evaluation criteria
The admission procedure consists of 3 parts: each applicant’s file is reviewed; selected applicants are each interviewed for about 1 hour by 3 admissions committee members; final selection of new class takes place.
2010–2011 admissions summary

Number of Applicants Number of New Entrants
Resident 275 88
Contract N/A N/A
Nonresident 473  23
Total 748 111

Expenses for the 2011–2012 Academic Year

Tuition and fees


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