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 than 308 (1200 old scale)
The following technical standards, in conjunction with the academic standards of UGA CVM, are requirements for admission, progression through the curriculum, and graduation.