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2022-2023 University Catalog 
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.


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.


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 is to provide for 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 team will point you in the right direction. Schedule a visit to the College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Information

Student Services
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 494-7893

College of Veterinary Medicine

Admissions & Program Information

Student Resources


Preparing for the Admissions Process


Basic Medical Sciences

Comparative Pathobiology

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

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