May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 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 I 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 researchers 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.

Office of Admissions & Recruitment

The role of the College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Admissions & Recruitment is to facilitate the admissions process for all prospective students. The office provides one-on-one feedback appointments, prospective student visits, admissions presentations, and more. Please feel free to contact our office and our team will help you on your path to veterinary school.

Prospective Students: Students interested in a veterinary medical education at Purdue must complete 2 - 3 years of required course work 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 must also have a cumulative GPA (including all course repeats) of no less than 3.10 to receive consideration. Applicants with questions regarding the available courses to meet pre-requisites offered at their undergraduate institution should email for pre-requisite course determination. For specific information regarding the DVM Program admissions process, please visit the following site.  DVM Program

Contact Information

Office of Admissions & Recruitment
625 Harrison Street
Room 1186
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765) 496-5000

College of Veterinary Medicine

Admissions & Program Information

Student Resources

Preparing for the Admissions Process


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Veterinary Medicine

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