May 07, 2021 12:00 PM

ATTENTION, PLEASE SHARE WIDELY: beginning Wednesday, May 5, the MSU Small Animal Emergency Service will only be able to admit patients that our clinicians consider unstable or to have a life-threatening condition. Please visit the Hospital's website for more information: http://spr.ly/6188HCNNY

Admissions

The selection criteria for the Program is based on GPA, veterinary-related experience, evaluation forms, and applicant essays.

GPA

To be considered for admission, an applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, a minimum math and science GPA of 2.5 (with a minimum of 2.0 in all prerequisite math and science courses), and a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the applicant’s most recent 12 credits.

The average GPA of the admitted class for the last three years has been:

  • Cumulative GPA = 3.26
  • Most Recent 12 credits = 3.52
  • Math/Science GPA = 3.22

A minimum of 80 hours of veterinary-related experience is required. Veterinary related experience is defined as any hours spent volunteering, observing, or working under the supervision of a veterinarian or a credentialed veterinary technician. The total number of hours and the quality of the hours will be considered when reviewing an applicant’s file

Three Evaluation Forms

  • At least one from a veterinarian or credentialed veterinary technician or nurse
  • At least one from an academic reference (advisor, professor, or counselor)
  • An individual of applicant's choice (non-relative)

Applicant Essays

  • The applicant essays are designed to demonstrate an applicant’s knowledge and understanding of the veterinary health care team and the skills and qualities necessary to be a successful member of that team.
  • The essays will be evaluated based on how effectively the applicant's thoughts are conveyed.