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Admissions Department
Office for Academic Affairs
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Georgia
Athens GA 30602-7372
Telephone: (706) 542-5728


The University of Georgia is located in Athens-Clarke County, with a population of over 100,000. Georgia’s Classic City is a prospering community that reflects the charm of the Old South while growing in culture and industry ( Athens is just over an hour away from the north Georgia mountains and the metropolitan area of Atlanta, and just over 5 hours away from the Atlantic coast.

In 1785, Georgia became the first state to grant a charter for a state-supported university. In 1801 the first students came to the newly formed frontier town of Athens. The University of Georgia has grown into an institution with 16 schools and colleges and more than 2,889 faculty members and 34,519 students.


For specific application information (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.

Residency implications: Georgia retains up to 19 positions for contract students. Contracts are with Delaware (maximum 2 seats) and South Carolina (maximum 17 seats). The balance of those admitted are residents of Georgia or nonresident, non-contract applicants. International applications are accepted. Total number of students admitted each year: 114.


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

Supplemental application deadline: September 15, 2016 at 1 PM Eastern Time (The deadline to request a supplemental application account will be posted on our website).

GRE score deadline: September 15, 2016 (scores must be submitted electronically from ETS) (Applicant must use code 5752).

Decision letters mailed: early-middle February

School begins: mid-August. A required 5-day orientation will precede the start of classes.

Deposit (to hold place in class): $500; $750 for non-resident, non-contract students.

Deferments: one-year deferments considered on a case-by-case basis.


The admissions procedure includes a file evaluation. There are no interviews.


Program of Study

Animal/Veterinary Experience


Employment History

Personal Statement

Extracurricular Activities

Entrance Requirements

Required undergraduate GPA: cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater on a 4.00 scale or a combined score on the GRE verbal and quantitative sections of 1200 on the old scale or 308 or higher on the new scale.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? no

Is this an International School? no


To view our prerequisite courses for admission to the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine please visit our website at


Estimated Tuition Resident: approx. $19,010

Estimated Tuition Contract: approx. $19,010

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $47,380


Resident: 80

Contract: 19

Non-Resident: 15


Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test (including the analytical writing portion) must be completed within the 5 years immediately preceding the deadline for receipt. For the most current GRE submission information, please see

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes


Combined DVM-graduate degree programs are available:

DVM-MPH Veterinarians in Public Health

DVM/PhD Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program

Application Deadline: 9/15/2016

VMCAS Application Deadline: 9/15/2016

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