The Midwestern University
College of Veterinary Medicine (MWU-CVM) presents to its students a four-year
program leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. The first 8
quarters are a mix of classroom lectures, laboratories, simulation lab
exercises with virtual clients and patients, and small group, student-centered
learning experiences. Hands-on live animal contact begins in the first quarter
and continues throughout the program. Quarters 9-13 involve diverse clinical
training, both on campus (about 85%) and at external sites (about 15%). Three
new buildings, including a 111,000 square foot small animal Veterinary Teaching
Hospital and a roughly 36,000 square foot large animal/pathology facility,
insure our students will begin their careers in state-of-the-art surroundings.
In October, 2014, the American
Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE) extended
provisional accreditation to the College. This notification indicates that the
University and College submitted a plan which successfully met the 11 standards
required by the AVMA to become accredited. The program will be eligible for
full accreditation in 2018, upon graduation of the first class.
The CVM utilizes the Veterinary
Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). The VMCAS application is available
online at www.aavmc.org. The VMCAS application cycle opens in June of each
year. The official VMCAS application deadline is September 15, 2016 at 12
Midnight Eastern Time. Midwestern accepts direct applications after the close
of the VMCAS cycle. Requests for withdrawing an application must be submitted in
writing. In accordance with the Association of American Veterinary Medical
Colleges acceptance deadline policy, students are not required to accept or reject
an offer of admission until April 15. Students may accept or reject earlier if
so inclined. If a signed letter accepting admission and the required deposit
are not received by April 15, the offer of admission may be withdrawn.
OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES
Students seeking admission to
the CVM must submit the following documented evidence:
1. Completion of prerequisite
coursework or plans to complete the coursework prior to matriculation. (Confirmed
by official transcripts)
a. Minimum science AND minimum total cumulative
GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
b. No grade lower than a C in any course will
be accepted for credit. (Pass/fail and satisfactory/ unsatisfactory grading is
not acceptable in prerequisite science courses).
2. Completion of a minimum of
240 hours (6 weeks) of veterinary, health sciences, animal or biomedical research
experience. Students with additional hours of work experience will present a
stronger case for admission.
3. Competitive scores on the
GRE General Test.
4. Three letters of
recommendation. (Students may submit up to 6 letters of recommendation.)
a. At least one of the letters must be from
b. The other letters can be from other
veterinarians, or from pre-veterinary or science professors, or from someone who
can testify to the integrity and ethical standards of the applicant.
c. Letters written by family members are not
d. Letters must be submitted by evaluators.
Letters submitted by students are not accepted by the Office of Admissions.
5. Although not required, a
Bachelor’s degree will make a candidate more competitive.
1. Demonstrate an understanding
of the veterinary medical profession.
2. Demonstrate service
orientation through community service or extracurricular activities.
3. Have a proper motivation for
and commitment to the veterinary profession as demonstrated by previous salaried
work, volunteer work, or other life experiences.
4. Possess the oral and written
communication skills necessary to interact with patients, clients, and
5. Pass the Midwestern
University criminal background check.
6. Abide by Midwestern
University’s Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
7. Meet the Technical Standards
for the College (see below).
Is a Bachelor’s
Is this an
Number of Hours/Credits
General Chemistry with Lab
Organic Chemistry with Lab
Physics with Lab
GRE: For the most current GRE
submission information, please see http://aavmc.org/gre2017.aspx.
Science electives include
biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, microbiology, genetics, animal
nutrition, etc. Student applications may be strengthened by inclusion of a
biochemistry course. Minimum of 64 total semester hours/96 quarter hours