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University of Missouri

Office of Academic Affairs
College of Veterinary Medicine
W203 Veterinary Medicine Building
University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia MO 65211
Telephone: (573) 884-3341



The University of Missouri is located among rolling for­ested hills north of the famous Lake of the Ozarks. Co­lumbia is noted for its high quality of life and low cost of living and is consistently rated among the best cities to live in by Money Magazine. The city abounds with walking trails, 3,000 acres of state park lands, federal forests, and wildlife refuges. Columbia is located be­tween Kansas City and St. Louis-cities that have major-league sports teams and other big-city recreational ameni­ties. Columbia itself offers Big 12 Conference football, basketball, baseball and other sports. It boasts a 65,000- seat stadium, several 18-hole golf courses, and other in­door and outdoor recreation facilities. Our location near a metropolitan area provides a strong primary and referral small animal case load. Co­lumbia’s proximity to rural central Missouri results in an exceptional food animal and equine case load.

MU, a major research university with 34,000 stu­dents, consists of 19 schools and colleges located on a 1,335-acre campus. The College of Veterinary  Medicine  is noted for its unique curriculum that gives  students  2 years of undiluted clinical experience before graduation as opposed to the traditional 1-1.5 years. Students benefit from exposure to specialty medical areas such as clinical cardiology, neurology, orthope­dics, ophthalmology, and oncology. Students also gain experience with advanced equipment such as a linear accelerator for treatment of cancer, MRI, state-of-the-art ultrasonography, extensive endoscopy equipment, cold lasers, a surgery room C-arm for radiography during surgical procedures, and others. MU is unique in having a medical school, nursing school, school of health-related professions, state cancer research center, the life sciences center, the second largest research ani­mal diagnostic laboratory in the world and department of animal science on the same campus, thus enhancing teaching, research, and clinical services.


All applicants must apply through VMCAS and submit our Supplemental Application. For specific application informa­tion (availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participa­tion), please refer to the contact information listed above.

Residency implications: sixty seats are given to Missouri and sixty to non-residents. A total of 120 seats awarded each year. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.


Course Description

Number of Hours/Credits

English or Communication


College algebra or higher


Physics (complete sequence)


Biological Science - not AS courses


Humanities/Social Sciences


Biochemistry with organic pre-req





Early June, 2014: VMCAS Application Opens

September 2, 2014: Transcripts due to VMCAS

VMCAS application and all letters of reference due: Octo­ber 2, 2014 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Supplemental Missouri application due: October 3, 2014.

January: Out of state interviews held 

Feb-March: Mis­souri resident interviews held 

Date acceptances mailed: mid-April 

Orientation week: mid-August

School begins: late August


Required undergraduate GPA: Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or more on a 4.00 scale. The most recent entering class had a mean GPA of 3.77 at the time of acceptance.

AP credit policy: must appear on official college tran­script and be equivalent to the appropriate college-level coursework.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? No

Is this an International School? No


Estimated Tuition Resident: $22,522

Estimated Tuition Contract: pending

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $52,200


Resident: 60

Contract: pending

Non-Resident: 60


Standardized examinations: The Medical College Ad­mission Test (MCAT) or the Graduate Record Exami­nation (GRE) general test is required. Test scores older than 3 years will not be accepted.

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? No


Allows non-residents to gain residency after complet­ing first year.

Application Deadline: 10/2/2014

Page Updated: 05/05/14

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