The Ohio State University
Office of Student Affairs
College of Veterinary Medicine
Suite 127 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
The Ohio State University
Columbus OH 43210-1089
Telephone: (614) 247-1512
Fax: (614) 292-6989
The Ohio State University is
located in Columbus, the state’s capital and the nation’s 15th largest city.
Columbus has been rated the 7th best city in the nation for cost of living
(Forbes Magazine) and one of the country’s top-10 places to live (Money).
Columbus offers all the cultural perks you would expect from a major metropolitan
area including the #1 zoo in the country, according to the USA Travel Guide.
The Ohio State University was
founded in 1870 and is one of the nation’s leading academic centers,
consistently ranks as Ohio’s best, and one of the nation’s top- 20 public
universities. The campus consists of thousands of acres, hundreds of buildings,
more than 15,000 faculty and staff, and more than 56,000 students.
The Veterinary Medical Center
includes a Hospital for Companion Animals, Food Animal, and the Galbreath Equine
Center. The patient load is one of the highest in the country and farmlands can
be accessed 10 miles from campus. The Veterinary Medicine Academic Building has
nearly 10,000 square feet of space and includes research labs, classrooms, a
library, computer lab, and academic offices.
The Ohio State College of
Veterinary Medicine is part of one of the largest and most comprehensive health
sciences centers in the country that includes dentistry, medicine, nursing,
optometry, pharmacy, public health, and veterinary medicine.
For specific application information
(availability, deadlines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the
contact information listed above.
applicants from all states will be considered. In-state and
out-of-state applicants are given equal consideration. We accept the top 162 students.
We do accept international applicants.
OF ADMISSION PROCEDURES
Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time
hold place in class):
$25.00 for residents; $300.00 (non-refundable fee) for
contract and nonresident applicants
General GRE, cumulative GPA,
last 45 credit or semester hours and science GPA
Veterinary and animal experience
(depth & diversity of experience)
work and leadership experience
Letter of recommendations
(Three are required at least one must be a veterinarian)
Eligible applicants are
interviewed and evaluated by members of the Admissions Committee.
the minimum GPA to be considered is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The
most recent entering class had a mean overall GPA of 3.68 and a science GPA of
3.54. Prerequisite GPA is evaluated as well as last 45 semester or quarter
credit given if course is listed on official transcript.
Is a Bachelor’s
Is this an
All of the prerequisite courses
must be completed by the spring term preceding the autumn term when you would
start vet school. (You do not have to have all of the prerequisites completed
Semester Hours (hours may vary)
If Biochemistry is
taught as a 2-part sequence, both parts are required. Lab is not required.
Lab is required.
anatomy/physiology courses are taught as a 2-part sequence; both parts are
required to fulfill this requirement. All systems must be covered. Lab is not
required. Some schools may offer this as a combined Anatomy/Physiology course.
Public Speaking (Communication)1
Basics of public speaking & critical thinking. This should be a public speaking
not limited to: Biology, chemistry, anatomy, immunology, cell biology,
molecular genetics, animal science, ecology, environmental science or other science
Humanities/Social Science Electives
Includes, but not limited to: History, economics, anthropology, psychology,
art, music, literature, languages, writing, and ethics.
1 Capstone Courses
Microbiology, Physiology, and Communication - must be completed with (1) a
grade of C or better in each course, (2) a 3.0 (B) average among the courses,
and (3) no more than one C between any of the four courses.
If any of the capstone courses are
taken as a multiple-part series, this rule will apply to each part as an individual
2 Physiology course work must be a
comprehensive, intermediate systems physiology series. Required systems include
musculoskeletal, neurology, urinary/renal, endocrine, reproductive, digestive,
cardiovascular, and respiratory.
3 Science electives can include
courses that are prerequisites for the capstone courses (e.g. biology, general
and organic chemistry, etc.).
The number of hours provided is a
guideline. In assessing course content for equivalency, actual hours may vary
for your institution. In some cases a multiple course series may be needed to
fulfill prerequisite coursework. If you are unsure of whether or not a course
will be accepted to fulfill a prerequisite, please contact us at
There may be additional courses that
your school requires as prerequisites to the above courses. These additional
courses can be used toward the elective requirements.
to receive credit
for AP courses, they must be listed on official transcripts from a college or
university you have attended.
Tuition is subject to change.
*For tuition purposes,
nonresident students can apply for residency after completing their first year
at the Ohio State University.
Up to 100
up to 80
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test or the
Medical College Admission (MCAT) test is required. Most applicants choose to
take the GRE. Tests must be taken by September 1. Test scores must be received
no later than September 15 of the year of application. GRE Code: 1592. For the most
current GRE submission information, please see http://aavmc.org/gre2017.aspx.
Last Updated 3/18/2016 sam