Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

College of Veterinary Medicine - Professional


Welcome from Dean Willie ReedVeterinarian checking a dogs heart with a stethescope.

Welcome to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement focused on animal and human health and well-being. I am thrilled that you are interested in our programs, and invite you to explore the many majors that allow you launch a medical science career. Purdue Veterinary Medicine offers many pathways toward a degree.  Whether you want to pursue being a Veterinarian, a Veterinary Nurse/Technician, or are interested in a Graduate Program the college offers it all.

Overview

The role of the veterinarian in our society has continually evolved as new challenges arise. The educational pathway to becoming a veterinarian is the 4-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum which allows you access to the many veterinary career options. Today’s veterinarian has a multitude of career opportunities not only in private practice, but also in public practice, corporate practice, industry, public health, food resource management, wildlife conservation, and marine biology.  Veterinary researches participate in the cutting-edge advancements in veterinary medicine that may lead the way to applications in human medicine. The diversity of this profession is exciting, rewarding and limited only by your imagination.

Admissions

Prospective Applicants: Students interested in a veterinary medical education at Purdue must complete 2 - 3 years of required course work in order to be eligible to apply to our program. Required courses must be completed with a “C -” grade (1.7 on a 4.0 scale) or better in each course and applications must maintain a competitive cumulative grade point average. Applicants with questions regarding the available courses to meet pre-requisites offered at their undergraduate institution should email vetadmissions@purdue.edu for pre-requisite course determination. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA (including all course repeats) of no less than 3.00 to receive consideration.

For specific information regarding the DVM Program admissions process, please visit the following site.  DVM Program

Student Services

The role of the College of Veterinary Medicine Student Services Center is to provide for recruitment, DVM Program admissions, student life and career transition in the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, or an alum of our College, please feel free to contact our office and our staff will point you in the right direction. Schedule a visit to the College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Information

College of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494-7607

College of Veterinary Medicine

Admissions & Program Information

Student Resources

 

Preparing for the Admissions Process

Student Services

Thank you for visiting the web page for the Student Services Center of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Our staff is available to assist you in many ways, so please feel free to contact us when needed. The role of the Student Services Center is to provide for recruitment, admissions, student life and career transition in the College of Veterinary Medicine. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, or even an alum of our College, please feel free to contact our office and our staff will point you in the right direction.

Boiler up!

Dr. Jim Weisman
Director of Student Services

Programs

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Courses

Basic Medical Sciences

Comparative Pathobiology

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

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