Competition for admission to colleges of veterinary medicine is keen. Consequently, most successful applicants have completed a degree rather than the minimum requirements listed below. It should also be noted that it is often more difficult to be accepted in a veterinary institution other than the school in the state where the applicant resides.
The applicant must make a satisfactory score on the Veterinary College Admission Test (VCAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) in addition to meeting grade point average (often above 3.50) and personal qualifications for admission. Professional training involves four years of veterinary school beyond college.
Admission requirements will vary among veterinary schools; therefore, it is recommended that the pre-veterinary student work closely with his/her adviser in assuring that the specific requirements for the schools of his/her choice are met.
Information on veterinary schools and applications, through the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, are available online aavmc.org.
Minimum admission requirements to the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville are: