What do we look for in our students?
Getting into vet school is a competitive process. We receive many more applications than we can admit each year. But don’t let that discourage you — start planning early, work hard and focus on your end goal.
A successful applicant to the CVM is someone with a well-rounded undergraduate education. Your major can be biology, animal sciences, business, or even art — basically any subject that interests you — as long as you complete the prerequisite courses with a C (2.0) or better by the end of the spring semester before enrollment.
You should also have a minimum of 250 hours of diverse veterinary experience (including, but not limited to, clinical practice, biomedical research, and public health); show leadership potential and involvement in your community, and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
For the UGA CVM, the minimum requirements to be considered for admission are either:
- an undergraduate GPA greater than 3.0
- GRE (Verbal & Quantitative) greater or equal to 308 (note: we also require the Analytical Writing portion)
Regardless of which criteria you are meeting, official GRE scores are still required and are factored into our decision making process.
The following technical standards, in conjunction with the academic standards of UGA CVM, are requirements for admission, progression through the curriculum, and graduation.