Iowa State University

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is the nation’s first public veterinary school.  They take pride in its heritage while shaping the future of veterinary professional practice, education, research, and service.  They are dedicated to the enhancement of health and well-being of animals and human beings by focusing on biomedical sciences, veterinary clinical sciences, veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine, and veterinary pathology.


GPA (minimum)
All required courses must have a grade of C or better

GRE (required)

Veterinary Experience (minimum)
400 – 500 Hours

Letters of Recommendations (3)
Employer / Another Veterinarian
Professor / Advisor

Course Requirements (SHUs)
English Composition (1 year)
May include business or technical writing
A BA/BS counts for 1/2 of this requirement
Oral Communication (3 SHU)
May include public speaking, interpersonal communication, group or
organizational communication, or speaking emphasis course
A BA/BS fulfills this requirement
General Chemistry with lab (1 year)
Organic Chemistry with lab (1 year)
Biochemistry (1 semester)
Physics with lab (1 semester)
General Biology with lab (1 year)
Genetics (3 SHU)
Anatomy and/or Physiology (3 SHU)
Arts, Humanities and/or Social Sciences (8 SHU)
Electives (8 SHU)

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