Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

The role of the veterinarian in our society has continually evolved as new challenges arise. Today's veterinarian has a multitude of career opportunities not only in private practice, but also in public practice, industry and areas dealing with the environment, community health, food resource management, wildlife preservation, space exploration, and marine biology.

Teaching provides opportunities to train new and eager students in the classroom. 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!

Prospective Applicants:

Students interested in a veterinary medical education at Purdue must complete 2 - 3 years of required undergraduate course work in order to be eligible to apply to the DVM 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 gradepoint average. Applicants with questions regarding the available courses to meet pre-requisites offered at their undergraduate institution should email for pre-requisite course determination. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA (including all course repeats) of no less than 3.00 to receive consideration.

Information for the DVM Class of 2021 Applicants

Purdue does not have a supplemental form/application this year. All application materials are included in the VMCAS application.

Note: Purdue no longer requires calculus as a pre-requisite for admission (effective for the DVM Class of 2021).

GRE scores should now be submitted to VMCAS using code '1573' (Purdue Univerisity College of Veterinary Medicine VMCAS)

***Please note...if you have previously submitted your GRE score to Purdue University using institution code '1631', you DO NOT need to resubmit your scores to the new VMCAS code '1573'. 

DVM Program Accreditation Information

Accreditation Status and NAVLE Information

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education. The last site visit was in October 2011 and the next site visit will be in 2018. View the current Purdue Veterinary Medicine NAVLE data.

DVM Degree Retention and Completion

Graduating Class
Number of Students Admitted
Number of Students
Not Completing DVM
Absolute Attrition*
2009 68 2 2.9%
2010 70 10 14.3%
2011 70 2 2.9%
2012 70 3 4.3%
2013 70 4 5.7%
2014 70 3 4.3%
2015 84 4 4.8%

*Student who leave program and never return

College of Veterinary Medicine Academic/Course Catalog

Purdue University Catalog: Veterinary Medicine

Required Textbooks for DVM Curriculum:

View the current Required Textbook List for the DVM Curriculum

DVM Student Withdrawal Process

Student Withdrawal

Veterinary Licensure for the state of Indiana

Veterinary Medical License Information

DVM Program Admission Information

Preparing for the Admissions Process

Current DVM Students Talk About Purdue

Below is a YouTube playlist that contains mutliple videos featuring current DVM students talk about why they chose Purdue Veterinary Medicine.

Why Purdue?

Purdue Advantage Slide ShowThe Purdue Advantage:

- Educating the entire veterinary team
- Small class size
- One-on-one interaction with faculty
- Hands-on animal learning sessions from day one
- National award winning educators
- Emphasis on international learning experiences
- Diverse and inclusive environment
- Access to faculty-led research experiences
- Focus on developing student leadership skills
- Opportunities for community engagement

Additional Links

DVM Connect

Student Services Center


Veterinary Medical School Application(VMCAS)

Questions? Contact Admissions:

Phone: (765) 494-7893

Corresponding Address: 

Purdue Veterinary Medicine
Student Services Center
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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