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University of Georgia


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

Residency implications: Georgia retains up to 18 positions for contract students. Contracts are with Delaware (maximum 1) and South Carolina (maximum 17). 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: 102.

Prerequisites for Admission
Course requirements and semester hours
English (writing intensive)   6
Humanities and social studies 14
General biology with lab (for science majors)   8
Advanced biological science*   8
Chemistry with lab - Inorganic   8
Chemistry with lab - Organic   8
Physics with lab   8
Biochemistry (lab not required)   3
*300/3000 level or higher biology courses that have general biology as a prerequisite.
Nutrition, behavior and ecology courses typically do not count towards the advanced biological sciences requirement
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.
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 preceding entry.
Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) general test (including the analytical writing test) must be completed within the 5 years immediately preceding the deadline for receipt of applications (October 2, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern Time). Test scores must be received electronically from ETS by October 2, 2013 (please consider processing time when requesting your scores to be sent).
Veterinary experience requirement: Applicants must have a minimum of 250 hours of veterinary experience to be considered. To count towards veterinary experience you must be under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. If you are not under the direct supervision of a veterinarian, the experience is considered animal experience.
Additional requirements and considerations
Supplemental application (available at )
Minimum of 250 veterinary experience hours
Animal experience
Personal statement
Background for veterinary medicine
Electronic Recommendations/evaluations (3 required):
Veterinarian (required)
Academic advisor/faculty member (required for graduate students)
Summary of Admission Procedure
VMCAS application deadline: October 2, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern Time
Supplemental application deadline: October 2, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern Time (The deadline to request a supplemental application account will be posted on our website)
GRE score deadline: October 2, 2013 (scores must be submitted electronically from ETS)
Date acceptances mailed: mid-March
School begins: mid-August. A required 6-day orientation will precede the start of classes.
Deposit (to hold place in class): $500; $750 for nonresident, noncontract students.
Deferments: one-year deferments considered on a case-by-case basis.
Evaluation criteria
The admissions procedure includes a file evaluation. There are no interviews.
Program of study
Animal/veterinary experience
Employment history
Personal statement
Extracurricular activities
2011–2012 admissions summary

Number of Applicants Number Accepted
Resident 218   73
Contract*   66
Nonresident 426
Total 710
Expenses for the 2012–2013 Academic Year
Tuition and fees (approximate)
Resident $17,078
Contract* $25,800
Nonresident $42,878
Dual-Degree Programs
Combined DVM-graduate degree programs are available:
DVM-MPH Veterinarians in Public Health
DVM/PhD Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program
Page Updated: March/20/2013
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