Veterinary Medicine

Preprofessional Requirements for Veterinary Medicine

For information regarding the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign contact the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic and Students Affairs (217)-265-0380 for academic advising questions or refer to the Office’s website at

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Students wishing to complete the preprofessional requirements for veterinary medicine may do so within a variety of curricula. Science course prerequisites are similar to those required for most post-graduate medical professions curricula.

Because of the competition for admission, students should strongly consider completing a bachelor's degree. In recent years, there have been approximately eight applicants for each space available in the entering class for the D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) program. The mean grade point average of recently admitted students has been 3.5.