Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program with the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Arizona! The University of Arizona, founded in 1885 as the state's land-grant university, ranks in the top 25 among all public universities. At the forefront of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial spirit, Arizona graduates are real-world ready. The CVM at Arizona embraces this mindset, offering a challenging, student-centered curriculum designed to meet Arizona’s and the nation’s growing need for day-one, job-ready veterinarians.
The Arizona DVM program is part of the University of Arizona’s One Health initiative, an interdisciplinary effort to use new tools in data analytics to better understand the intersections of human and animal health, particularly as they relate to agriculture and food and national security. Arizona DVM students have unique access to cutting-edge research in areas like bioinformatics, precision medicine, infectious disease, and diagnostic imaging.
Our prerequisites total 42 semester-based credit hours which prospective students can complete in two years or less at a university or community college. Bear in mind that you need not complete an associate’s or bachelor’s degree to apply to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program. We welcome students from a wide variety of backgrounds, including non-science majors, to the DVM program – just be sure to complete the prerequisites prior to your planned start date. The grade point average (GPA) required in the prerequisite courses is 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Grades in other courses will not be considered for admission purposes. GRE scores are not required.
Arizona CVM Prerequisites
Science (6 credits per subject)
- Physics or Biophysics
- Biochemistry or Organic Chemistry
Math (3 credits)
Arts & Social Sciences (6 credits per subject)
- Arts and Humanities
- Social Sciences
English (3 credits)
- English Comp
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition is a major concern for many prospective veterinary students. Subject to approval by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR), we anticipate offering the following tuition rates:
- Arizona residents: $15,000 per semester x 3 concurrent semesters = $45,000 per year*
- Non-Arizona residents: $23,333 per semester x 3 concurrent semesters = $69,999 per year*
*Tuition rate is subject to annual review by the Arizona Board of Regents and excludes fees which may be assessed by the CVM and/or the University of Arizona.
Our program is structured to be completed in 3 calendar years, meaning you will graduate sooner and get to work one year earlier than you would in most other DVM programs.
How to Apply
Applying is easy!
You will need:
- Unofficial transcript(s)
- Prerequisites coursework & GPA (can be in progress)
- Email address of two professional recommendations
- Resume or CV
International students may be required to provide proof of English Proficiency.
Applications for the Arizona DVM will be available through VMCAS starting Spring 2020.