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Ready to elevate your application? Join our VetCat Applicant Academy on May 18 to learn how to tailor your application to become a standout candidate.

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A New Program with New Perspectives

We recruit individuals with well-rounded abilities and life experiences. 

Our unique three-year continuous program produces veterinarians who are in high demand. The program enables students to graduate sooner without incurring lifelong debt. Learn more about our tuition and financial aid resources.   


Discover Why Arizona is For You

Choosing to be a VetCat is more than just receiving a higher education. It’s about the activities you’ll get involved with, the traditions you’ll partake in, the people you’ll meet, and the memories you’ll make. Schedule a time to learn about our program, visit our campus and experience true VetCat life.


We seek committed candidates who are prepared to thrive in our rigorous program. Review the complete list of prerequisites to make sure you are on track.  

  • No more than two prerequisites should be in progress by the fall application deadline
  • 3.0 GPA minimum for cumulative, prerequisite and science  courses 
  • Courses must be taken at accredited institutions 
  • Prerequisites focus on Biological & Physical Sciences, Math, Humanities & Social Sciences 

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Learning curriculum

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Application Process

Our holistic admissions process focuses on assessing candidates as unique, multidimensional individuals with distinct abilities and past experiences. Beyond evaluating a set of scores, we consider the academic and personal history and an applicant’s overall fit with the mission and values of the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine.

Our Application Process

Tuition & Financial Aid

We want to provide an outstanding education without lifelong debt. Our three-year, nine-semester, continuous program provides the necessary structure and breaks to help increase graduation rates and enable students to earn salaries sooner than their peers.

Learn more about our tuition rate and available financial aid for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students. 

Tuition and Financial Aid


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Find all the resources you need to choose an exciting career path that puts your knowledge and compassion into practice. 

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