Admission into the College of Veterinary Medicine is based upon a competitive process among qualified students who have completed the minimum 66 required hours of pre-professional courses (see pre-professional requirements). Minimum qualifications include a 2.8 GPA or greater average over the pre- professional requirements and over the last 45 hours of undergraduate college work. A grade below a C in a pre-professional requirement is not acceptable.
Personal interviews may be required of any student under consideration. Selection is based upon academic achievement and professional potential as determined by grades, interview, application information, references, and GRE scores. Applicants are evaluated on such items as motivation, maturity, communication skills, experience with and knowledge of animals, and experience with and knowledge of veterinary medicine.
After highly qualified Kansans are selected, nonresidents from states with which K-State has a contract to provide veterinary medical education and who are certified by their state are selected.
A limited number of at-large positions and positions for foreign applicants are available.
From July 1 to September 15, applications for admission to the professional curriculum can be obtained from the admissions office of the College of Veterinary Medicine.
No applications are accepted after October 1.
Veterinary scholars early admission program
Students in this program are guaranteed admission to the DVM degree program following completion of the prerequisites for the DVM degree program and completion of a bachelor's degree at Kansas State University (all classes following graduation from high school must be taken at K-State and a minimum of 3.4 GPA must be maintained).
Listed below are required courses, with K-State course numbers listed at left.
A bachelor of science degree may be granted by the College of Agriculture or the College of Arts and Sciences upon completion of residency and academic requirements. Detailed information should be obtained from the dean's office of the appropriate college.
Fees for veterinary medical students
Doctor of veterinary medicine curriculum
The academic standards of the College of Veterinary Medicine govern honors, progression, probation, and dismissal.
Courses must be taken as prescribed. Elective courses may be taken by permission.
Completion of the professional curriculum leads to the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine. (Hours required for graduation: pre-professional66; professional164; total234.)
First professional year
Summer, fall, and spring semesters
33 hours required core rotations:
Small Animal Medicine
Small Animal Surgery
Equine Medicine and Surgery
Agricultural Clinical Practice
Plus minimum 9 hours of mini-electives and/or rotational electives.
Veterinary Medical Library