Veterinary Medicine

Veterinarians treat and care for animals in the same way physicians do for humans. Veterinarians obtain a doctoral degree (DVM) and specialize in a range of settings and animal types. Veterinarians can work in private clinics, shelters, farms, research institutions, military bases, and zoos. They can choose to specialize in the care of small animals, large animals, livestock, working animals, aquatic and avian species, and more.


Student Resources

      Professional Associations and Accreditation

      Entrance Exam

      Most Veterinary schools require the Graduate Record Exam as an entrance exam. Learn more about the GRE here.

      Selected Regional Programs


      Important Note:

      Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements