Prospective DVM Students


Welcome DVM program applicants!

Two DVM students performing an eye exam on dog.


Now accepting applications for admission starting fall 2017 for the class of 2021!

Applications for the Class of 2021 / 2017 application cycle will be accepted starting May 11, 2016, through September 15, 2016. Please view the planning guide and application checklist for more details. Visit the How to Apply page for specific instructions on submitting an application.

GRE Score Submission for 2016-17 Applicants
ETS is currently working to remedy technical problems with their online score request portal. We will work with applicants who are experiencing score submission issues due to ETS technical difficulties. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application to the UMN CVM by the application deadline, even if they are unable to request scores be sent and received by the application deadline.

Test takers who are unable to order their scores online may contact GREServices to place their order. GRE Services can be reached via email at or by phone at 1-609-771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373 (toll free for test takers in the United States, U.S. Territories and Canada). Representatives will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.Eastern (New York) time, Monday through Friday.

Past applicants applying again are required to resubmit GRE scores. Our GRE routing code is 6904.

Upcoming Events

Pre-Veterinary Student Visit Day - April 1, 2017

Visit the beautiful St. Paul campus and learn about admission into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program. Tour the Veterinary Medical Center and talk to current D.V.M. students. Activities include:
  • General information session
  • Q & A panel hosted by current D.V.M. students
  • Tour of the Veterinary Medical Center

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Information Sessions

Attend an Information Session to learn more about a career in veterinary medicine, veterinary education, and admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Visit campus for a session and stay for a tour of the Veterinary Medical Center!


Developed and taught by students at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and sponsored by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation, this three-hour live program educates students in grades 9-12 about careers in veterinary medicine, through interactive hands-on learning activities and games.