Contracting States

Six Canadian provinces and 19 states in the United States have a veterinary school contract with one or more schools to provide access to veterinary medical education for their residents. The state or province, working through the contracting agency, usually agrees to pay a fee to help cover the cost of education for a certain number of places in each entering class. Residents from the contract states then compete with each other for those positions.
Some states contract with more than one school, for example, Arkansas contracts with 5 veterinary schools. Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, and theDistrict of Columbia presently have no contracts, so all candidates from these places apply as nonresidents to veterinary schools of their choice.
The educational agreements between contracting agencies and veterinary schools differ. Under some contract arrangements, students pay in-state tuition; in others, they pay nonresident tuition. Some contract states require students to repay all or part of the subsidy that the state provided; others require veterinary graduates to return to practice in the state for a period of time. Applicants should be aware of their obligation to the state before agreeing to participate in a contract program.

For more information on colleges, contracting states, tuition costs, and available seats view the AAVMC Membership General Information Chart. (Note: This is a PDF file so you must have Adobe Acrobat to view this information).

The following is a list of states and provinces that have educational agreements with schools of veterinary medicine.

Alphabetically By State
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(Note: Information has been obtained from from the 2003-2004 AAVMC’s Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements guide. Please note that information may have changed and should be verified with the school.)

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| Arizona |
(Contracts through WICHE = Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

  • University of California
  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Washington State University

| Arkansas |

  • Louisiana State University
  • University of Missouri
  • Oklahoma State University

| Delaware |

  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Georgia

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| Georgia |

  • Tuskegee University (In addition to having a school in state)

| Hawaii |
(Contracts through WICHE = Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

  • University of California
  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Washington State University

| Idaho |

  • Washington State University

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| Kentucky |

  • Auburn University
  • Tuskegee University

| Maine |

  • Tufts University

|Montana |
(Contracts through WICHE = Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

  • University of California
  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Washington State University

| Nevada |
(Contracts through WICHE = Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

  • University of California
  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Washington State University

| New Hampshire |

  • Cornell University
  • Tufts University

| New Jersey |

  • Cornell University
  • University of Illinois
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Tufts University
  • Tuskegee University

| New Mexico |
(Contracts through WICHE = Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

  • University of California
  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Washington State University

| North Dakota |

  • University of Minnesota
  • Iowa State University

(Contracts through WICHE = Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

  • University of California
  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Washington State University

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| Puerto Rico |

  • Cooperative agreement with Univeristy of Wisconsin

| South Carolina |

  • University of Georgia
  • Mississippi State University
  • Tuskegee University

| South Dakota |

  • Reciprocity with University of Minnesota
  • Iowa State University

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| Utah |
(Contracts through WICHE = Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

  • University of California
  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Washington State University

| West Virginia |

  • University of Georgia
  • Ohio State University
  • Tuskegee University

| Wyoming |
(Contracts through WICHE = Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education)

  • University of California
  • Colorado State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Washington State University>

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| Alberta |

  • University of Saskatchewan

| British Columbia |

  • University of Saskatchewan

| Manitoba |

  • Reciprocity with University of Minnesota
  • University of Saskatchewan

| New Brunswick |

  • Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island
  • Universite de Montreal

| Newfoundland |

  • Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island

| Nova Scotia |

  • Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island

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