Kansas State University
Office of Student Admissions
College of Veterinary Medicine
101 Trotter Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan KS 66506-5601
Telephone: (785) 532-5660
Fax: (785) 532-5884
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The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine,
located in Manhattan, KS is dedicated to scholarship through innovation and
excellence in teaching, research, and service to promote animal and human
health for the public good. We are committed to creating an environment that is
fulfilling and rewarding, being recognized for professional communication,
productive collaboration, mutual respect, diversity, integrity, honesty, and
inclusivity. Established in 1905, K-State has one of the first veterinary
medicine programs in the United States, and proudly claims over 7,000 Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine graduates. We pride ourselves in a rich history of
tradition, innovation, and a focus on the future.
Manhattan, KS is located in the center of Kansas, within the
Animal Health Corridor. The region boasts 56% of the total worldwide animal
health, diagnostics and pet food sales. The Corridor is home to more than 300
animal health companies, representing the largest concentration in the world.
Students at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine attend a veterinary
program anchored in this region allowing a vast variety of unique experiences
Health/wellness and diversity
Two full time Marriage and Family Therapists
available to all students, faculty, staff and clientele. Unlimited visits and
free of charge.
Yoga offered twice a week, 24/7 access to
Vet Med ROCKS (Recruitment and Outreach Club of
Kansas State) offers both merit-based and need-based scholarships to campers
attending summer camp and participate in veterinary labs and hands-on
activities. This club also participates in outreach activities as they occur or
This is How We “Role” program is provided to K-4
students through the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan.
Contract 5 with North Dakota
Contract International Seats 1
Applicant Pool (prior year)
Contract 6 ND
International School: No
Accepts International Applicants: Yes
VMCAS Participant: Yes
Date pre-reqs: Prerequisite courses must be
completed by the end of the spring term of the year in which admission is
Prerequisite Science courses must be completed
within 6 years of application.
Pre-requisite required grade: KSU CVM accepts a
C- or better on all prerequisite courses.
VMCAS application: Yes
Supplemental application: Yes
Through VMCAS: No
AP Policy: AP credits must appear on official
college transcripts and be equivalent to the appropriate college level
WES Report Required: Yes
GRE Test Deadline: VMCAS deadline
TOEFL Test Deadline: VMCAS deadline
KSU CVM does not have a minimum requirement for veterinary
hours. Veterinary hours should be time spent working alongside a veterinarian
and provide the applicant insight into the everyday life of veterinary practice
and a broad knowledge of opportunities in veterinary medicine.
Letters of Recommendation (eLOR)
Minimum number required: 3
Veterinarian Required: Yes
Veterinarian, academic or pre-professional
advisor, professor or other professional; non-family member.
Bachelor’s degree required: No
Required minimum cumulative GPA: 2.8
Required Grades: C-or higher on all prerequisite
courses on a transcript at the time of application.
Required minimum of last 45: 2.8
Required minimum science GPA: 2.9
Interview Required: Yes
Traditional, personal and behavioral interview
by a team of faculty and KVMA members.
Admissions Process Statement
Application Open Date: May 9, 2019
Application Deadline Date: September 17, 2019
Supplemental Open Date: Adhere to VMCAS dates
Supplemental Deadline Date: Adhere to VMCAS
Transcripts Received Date: September 17, 2019
eLOR Received Date: September 17, 2019
GRE Scores Received Date: September 17, 2019
Interviews held: Mid December-February
Applicants invited for interviews will meet a
team of faculty and KVMA members for a personal and behavioral interview. The
interview team will have reviewed each application.
Offers released: Within 6 weeks after interview.
Orientation held: One week prior to the
beginning of classes in August.
Deposit required: Yes
If YES, amount: $500
Defers granted: Yes, under extraordinary
Transfers accepted: Yes
Academics include Prerequisite Science GPA, Last
45 semester credit hour GPA and GRE scores. Non-Academic and Interview Non-academic
includes veterinary experience, animal experience; extracurricular and
leadership activity; employment, research, industrial and biomedical experience;
references; personal statement/essay question; and overall application
impression. Top applicants ranked on the above criteria will be invited to
participate in personal and behavioral interviews on campus. A combination of
the Academic, nonacademic and interview scores will determine offers.
Science pre-requisite GPA
Last 45 GPA
Contribution to diversity
Readiness to matriculate
GRE Average and Range: V: 69%, Q: 56%, AW: 70%
GPA Average and Range:
Avg. Science GPA: 3.64
Avg. Overall GPA: 3.64
Avg. Last 45 hr GPA: 3.69
Number of applications: 1,086
Number interviewed: 468
Number selected: 112
Number Accepted into class: 112
Number matriculated: 112
TUITION / COST OF
*For current year (2020 matriculation)
Books and supplies: $1,027
Total cost of attendance: $43,464
Books and supplies: $1,027
Total cost of attendance: $72,856
EDUCATION / RESEARCH
Combined Programs statement
Early Admissions Program for Pre-Veterinary Scholars
recruits exceptional candidates for admission to the CVM. Focused mentoring allows
for career focus, experiences, clinical and research training to produce the
future leaders in veterinary medicine. High school seniors scoring a 29 or
higher on the ACT are considered for this program. Evaluation of qualified
applicants will include unweighted high school GPA, extracurricular activities,
veterinary experiences, and letters of reference. Students will be selected for
interviews based on these criteria. Interviews occur on the KSU CVM campus.
Students accepted into the program must maintain a 3.3 Science GPA and complete
all other activities required by KSU CVM Early Admission Pre-Veterinary
The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the
Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine is a four-year program with three
years of preclinical classroom instruction followed by one year of clinical
training in the Veterinary Health Center. Students have many opportunities to
hone their veterinary skills through mentorships, internships and externships. Graduates
of the doctoral program in Veterinary Medicine will: demonstrate competency in
knowledge, skill, values, attitudes, aptitude and behaviors in the practice of
medicine and surgery applicable to a broad range of species in the context of
ever-changing societal expectations and life-long learning.
Clinical skills training begins the first semester
and is a required course each semester until students enter clinical rotations.
o Anesthesia and Surgery courses and labs of small and large animals occur during
the 3rd year.
KSU CVM provides a broad classroom and clinical education
for students. Clinical rotations during the 4th year include Ophthalmology,
Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Equine Medicine and Surgery, Small Animal
Emergency, Food Animal Local Practice, Food Animal Medicine and Surgery, Diagnostic
Imaging, Clinical Anesthesiology, Diagnostic Medicine and Dentistry. Elective
rotations in 4th year allow students specialization. Students graduate with the
excellent skills and broad knowledge to facilitate practice on a wide variety
of patients and in multiple areas of interest.
An excellent elective course offered to 4th year
students is the Shelter Medicine Mobile Surgery Unit 2 week rotation. Students
travel to area Animal Shelters and Humane Societies to spay and neuter dogs and
cats and address medical issues at the facilities. Each student on the rotation
will average 50 surgical procedures.
The National Bio and Agro-defense Facility: A
$6.1 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service is funding five graduate students from the KSU
College of Veterinary Medicine through the NBAF Scientist Training Program
Fellowship. Students receive tuition, stipends and funds for supplies and
Multiple construction projects have been
completed and are being planned to enhance educational experiences and student
life. Recently completed projects include a new $5.1 million anatomy lab and
Student Success Center for 1st year students, a spacious Student Success Center
for 2nd and 3rd year students, a state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Lab, a 24/7
access in-house gym, and a beautiful Equine Performance Testing Center. Future
projects include an expanded Pet Health Center in the Veterinary Health Center,
a modernized Large Animal Receiving, and a spacious lecture hall.
Beef Cattle Institute: The purpose of the Beef
Cattle Institute is to create a collaborative environment at KSU to tackle
today and tomorrow’s issues facing the beef cattle industry through education,
research and outreach. Biosecurity Research Institute is the home of
comprehensive infectious disease research to address threats to plant, animal
and human health, including food-borne pathogens.
KSU College of Veterinary Medicine boasts an
Exotic and Zoo Animal Service that provides excellent, professional care of
exotic pets and zoo animals. Dr. James Carpenter, named one of the 15 Most
Influential Veterinarians in 2016 by veterinarianedu.org, leads this
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic
Laboratory is dedicated to serving clients in a variety of ways including, but
not limited to, disease diagnosis, field investigation, expert consultation, health
surveillance, and regulatory testing. We possess testing capabilities in the
areas of pathology, microbiology, clinical pathology, virology, molecular diagnostics
and many more. Our rabies laboratory is the largest in the nation providing
both animal and human testing services. Our mission also includes training
veterinary students and residents pursuing board certification in multiple
disciplines. The Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases
develops innovative countermeasures against high-priority foreign, emerging and
zoonotic diseases that threaten human and animal health.
The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State
University is a full service veterinary hospital providing routine, specialty
and emergency care. Our mission is to provide superior veterinary medical
education, quality patient care and exceptional customer service in a caring
Students attending KSU CVM enjoy the hospitality
of Manhattan, KS with national rankings by Princeton Review including No. 3 for
Town-Gown relations, No. 4 for best quality of life and one of the top 10
college towns in the nation. In 2018, The KSU College of Veterinary Medicine
was ranked No. 4 by College Magazine.
Q: Do you offer
tracking at Kansas State University?
A: Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
does not offer tracking. All students receive education on all major species.
All students also practice on all major species. KSU CVM believes this system
produces well educated, well rounded students. Students choose electives each
semester in their areas of interest. Students also select three elective
clinical rotations during the 4th clinical year. The elective courses and
rotations allow students to specialize in their areas of interest while
receiving a broad core education. The Class of 2018 had a NAVLE pass rate of
99%! KSU CVM historically had a pass rate 4 points higher than the national
average likely due to the outstanding faculty and broad education they receive
during the DVM program.
Q: Can I establish
residency after beginning the DVM program at Kansas State University?
A: Students accepted into the program will sign a 4 year
contract stating they are responsible for non-resident tuition through the
course of the program.