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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Oklahoma State University is the state's only college of veterinary medicine and one of only 32 nation-wide.
The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine educates and develops skills veterinarians need for a lifetime of investigation, innovation, care and protection of animal health and welfare.


165 Total Credit Hours

  • 13 credit hours of electives during years 2 and 3
  • 25 two-week clinical rotations during year 4 with emphasis areas in small animal, mixed animal and equine
  • For more specifics on the DVM curriculum, visit the OSU Catalog

Careers in Veterinary Medicine

The career options available to graduates with a doctor of veterinary medicine degree are as varied as the people who make veterinary medicine their life-long purpose.

Learn More about Becoming a Veterinarian



Students may choose any accredited college or university to complete their pre-veterinary coursework, however, choosing a major related to the student's interest in science and animals is recommended.

  • Review Eligibility Requirements
  • Graduate Record Exam
  • CASPer Test
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • 64 hours of required courses
  • Supplemental Processing Free
  • VMCAS Application & Fee

Cost & Assistance

Veterinary college is an investment in your future. OSU-CVM is consistently ranked among the nation's best veterinary colleges for affordability of tuition rates. Information for tuition and cost of attendance can be found at the following links. While these figures are based on the expenses of a typical student, individual spending habits will determine actual expenses.


Tuition and Fees

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Financial Aid Checklist

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