DVM students charting in the surgery suite

Thank you for your interest in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. Here, future veterinarians discover their role in an exciting and varied profession by way of challenging academics, active and collaborative learning, and a community-supported journey.

COVID-19 Update

Dear prospective student,

In the long term, there is a greater need for veterinarians in clinical practice, One Medicine, and One Health areas of the profession. COVID-19 has highlighted job security within the veterinary profession, even during the pandemic and uncertain economic times.

We are aware that COVID-19 has had an impact on our prospective students in many ways. As we enter the 2021-2022 admissions cycle, we have adjusted our application process in the following ways:  

  1. There was a surge of applications to veterinary schools during the 2020-2021 VMCAS cycle, and we anticipate this will be the case in 2021-2022. An increase in the number of applicants will influence the overall competitiveness of the candidate pool.
  2. We will accept no more than 50 percent of pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory coursework on your transcript for courses taken during both the 2020-2021 and the 2021-2022 academic year. Understand that we cannot calculate a GPA based on these grading systems.
  3. We will continue to required Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs), which are assessed via the CASPer platform. For more information, please visit takealtus.com.
  4. We will conduct virtual interviews for the 2021-2022 admission cycle. 
  5. We will continue to recommend, at most, 100 hours of veterinary experience. We will accept virtual shadowing, if available. 
  6. Depending on COVID-19 cases, we will host an in-person visitation day in Spring 2022, prior to April 15.
  7. We will host a number of virtual information sessions throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. To view the scheduled dates and times, go to dvm.vetmed.vt.edu/dvm-admissions/visit.html.

VA-MD Vet Med DVM Program Admissions Team

DVM Class of 2024 infographic

"No other school made me feel more at home than VMCVM.  The students and staff were very welcoming and kind. The curriculum is well organized with plenty of hands-on opportunity throughout all four years.  The town of Blacksburg is located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which provide ample outdoor recreation activities.  Great people, excellent education, beautiful country, I can't wait to get started!"
— Max Kitzmiller, Class of 2025

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The purpose of the reports is to provide information about security on campus, which includes campus and community crime statistics, policy information, safety tips, resource phone numbers, and a brief overview of university-provided services.

To request a printed copy of any campus report, stop by the Virginia Tech Police Department. As per federal requirements, Campus Security and Fire Safety Reports are published on or before the first of October for the preceding calendar year.