Veterinary Medicine - DVM

College of Veterinary Medicine

About This Degree

The doctor of veterinary medicine is a joint program between Utah State University and Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. The DVM is awarded by Washington State University.

The program operates under WSU’s American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation. The joint program accepts 20 students from Utah and 10 nonresident students per year. Students spend their first two years receiving pre-clinical training at USU’s Logan campus. They spend the final two years at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Pullman, Washington, completing the clinical portion of their veterinary education.

USU’s School of Veterinary Medicine has dedicated, internationally recognized faculty members and state-of-the-art teaching, animal, and research facilities. WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the nation’s top veterinary schools. It has one of the best-equipped teaching hospitals in the world and distinguished faculty members who are recognized as leaders in the field and respected worldwide.

USU has access to lab facilities and equipment, allowing research in animal reproduction, nutrition, and disease. Its Center for Integrated Biosystems was the first to clone a hybrid animal and has been recognized for its cloning expertise twice by Popular Science magazine.

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the DVM, graduates are qualified to practice veterinary medicine. There is a widespread need for veterinarians across the country, including much of Utah. While graduates can practice a variety of veterinary medicine, there is a particular need in rural areas and for large animal veterinarians.

Job Outlook



Veterinary Medicine Advising


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Admission Requirements

Students who graduate from USU with an undergraduate degree in bioveterinary science meet all prerequisites for application to veterinary school. Students from other majors or other universities must take the following prerequisites:

  • Biology with lab – 8 credits
  • Inorganic chemistry with lab – 8 credits
  • Organic chemistry – 4 credits
  • Genetics – 4 credits
  • Biochemistry – 3 credits
  • Physics with lab – 4 credits
  • Statistics (methods) – 3 credits
  • Math (pre-calculus or higher) – 3 credits

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application though the Veterinary Medical College Application Service
  • Indicate that you are applying to USU/WSU DVM Program or the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine on your VMCAS application
  • Complete the online USU/WSU supplemental application, which is accessed through the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine website
  • Pay the $60 supplemental application/processing fee
  • While there is no minimum score required on the GRE, the average score of successful applicants is usually around 1100


The program has the following deadline:

  • Fall semester – October 1

Financial Aid

Utah residents pay in-state USU tuition for all four years of the program. Nonresident students pay out-of-state USU tuition for all four years of the program. At this time, there is no additional financial assistance.

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