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YOU BELONG ATMIZZOUTeach. Heal. Discover. Serve.Visit us at:CVM.MISSOURI.EDUCOLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE 573-884-3341 [email protected]

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMReasons to Choose MizzouTWO AND TWOThe DVM degree is achieved after a four-year course of study. AtMU, the first two years are largely spent in classrooms and laboratories with the second two years devoted to clinical study in theVeterinary Health Center and Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab.Spending nearly two full years gaining hands-on clinical experiencemeans our students graduate fully prepared to work in all fieldsof veterinary medicine. The North American Veterinary LicensingExamination Council on Education requires a minimum pass rateof 80 percent on the licensing examination to maintain full accreditation. Since 2010, MU CVM graduates have had a pass rate of 97percent or better.MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTHThe MPH-DVM program means students can graduate with bothMPH and DVM degrees within four years and reflects the future ofinterdisciplinary research and service. Veterinary students seekinga dual degree gain opportunities for training in zoonotic disease prevention, food safety and other emerging issues in animal and humanhealth, and entry into one of the fastest growing and most rewarding careers in public and community service.RESEARCHThe college has a successful Veterinary Research Scholars Programthat was established in 2005. The program exposes veterinary students to research career opportunities through a faculty-mentoredexperience. Participants receive a stipend during the full-time research activity portion of the program, which takes place duringtheir summer break.MU is a national leader in comparative medicine. For more than fourdecades, the National Institutes of Health has continuously fundedcomparative medicine research at the University of Missouri.QUALITY OF LIFEColumbia combines small-town comforts, community spirit and alow cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Ourcity of about 125,000 people lies midway between Missouri’s largestmetro areas: St. Louis and Kansas City.Find more atCVM.MISSOURI.EDU

CVM TYPICAL COURSE LOADVet Med 2Summer: 8.5 hours totalInstructional Period 5 (May – Junel)Prefix CodesV BSCI Veterinary Biomedical SciencesV M S Veterinary Medicine and SurgeryV PBIO Veterinary PathobiologyVet Med 1Fall: 18 hours totalInstructional Periods 1&2 (August – December)Veterinary Anatomy4V BSCI 5502Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy3V BSCI 5504Veterinary Physiology (Same as V BSCI 8420)5V BSCI 5506Veterinary Cellular and Molecular Biology(Same as BIOMED 4333, V BSCI 7333)4V BSCI 5100Veterinary Neuroscience (October - December only)2ElectivesV M S 6002Raptor Medicine (This course can be repeated during eachInstructional Period.)0.5V M S 6004Bovine Reproduction (This course can be repeated duringInstructional Period 6.)1Spring: 17 hours totalInstructional Period 3 (January – February)V BSCI 5011Veterinary Anatomy 3V BSCI 5020Developmental Anatomy 1V BSCI 5503Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy 3 (Same as V BSCI 7303)2V BSCI 5051Veterinary Gastrointestinal Physiology (Same as V BSCI 8421)2V M S 6005Clinical Skills 10.5V M S 6140Veterinary Nutrition1.530.5Instructional Period 4 (March – April)Veterinary Anatomy 4V BSCI 5021Developmental Anatomy 2V BSCI 5052Veterinary Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology (Sameas V BSCI 8421)V PBIO 5511 Veterinary Immunology 1 (Same as V PBIO 8451)V M S 6006Clinical Skills 2Veterinary Immunology 2 (Same as V PBIO 8451)1.5V PBIO 5552Veterinary Bacteriology 1 (Same as V PBIO 8552)3V PBIO 5575General Veterinary Pathology3V PBIO 5579Veterinary Genomics1V PBIO 5995Foundations in Veterinary Research and Discovery2V M S 6007Healer’s ArtElectivesV BSCI 5500V BSCI 5012V PBIO 551230.50.5Fall: 21 hours totalInstructional Period 6 (August – October)V PBIO 5553Veterinary Bacteriology 2 (Same as V PBIO 8553)2.5V PBIO 5554Veterinary Virology (Same as V PBIO 8454)2.5V PBIO 5557Veterinary Parasitology (Same as V PBIO 8457)3V PBIO 5576Veterinary Systemic and Special Pathology 13Instructional Period 7 (October – December)V BSCI 5507Veterinary Pharmacology 13V PBIO 5555Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Same as V PBIO 8455)2V PBIO 5558Veterinary Public Health (Same as V PBIO 8458)2V PBIO 5577Veterinary Systemic and Special Pathology 23Spring: 20.5 hours totalInstructional Period 8 (January – February)V BSCI 5508Veterinary Pharmacology 22V PBIO 5578Veterinary Clinical Pathology3V PBIO 6010Laboratory Animal Medicine1.5V M S 6020Veterinary Radiology2V M S 6130Fundamentals of Veterinary Business Management1Instructional Period 9 (March – April)V BSCI 5509Veterinary Toxicology (Same as V BSCI 8509)3V M S 6030Veterinary Anesthesiology21.5V M S 6040Companion Animal Medicine40.5V M S 6060Small Animal Surgery 122

CVM TYPICAL COURSE LOADVet Med 3Summer: 10 hours totalInstructional Period 10 (May – June)Vet Med 3V M S 6050Small Animal Medicine2.5V M S 6071Small Animal Surgery 22V M S 6073Fundamental Surgery Laboratory1V M S 6081Food Animal Medicine and Surgery 1V M S 6151Equine Animal Medicine and Surgery 12Conventional Surgery and Anesthesia Laboratory (This electivereplaces VMS 6073 if chosen.1V PBIO 5995 Foundations in Veterinary Research and DiscoveryV M S 6007Healer’s ArtVet Med 3Vet Med 42.5ElectivesV M S 6072Fall: Clinical Block 1Spring: Clinical Blocks 2-420.5Fall: 8.5 hours total (varies with elective selections)Instructional Period 11 (August – October)V M S 6152Equine Medicine and Surgery 21.5V M S 6110Theriogenology3V M S 6120Veterinary Ophthalmology1V M S 6082Food Animal Medicine and Surgery 22V M S 6090Small Animal Critical Care1Electives (up to 2 credit hours may be taken)V PBIO 5991 Introduction to Avian Medicine1V M S 6965Advanced Neurology1V M S 6987Problem-based Clinical Preparation1V M S 6988Small Animal Clinical Nutrition1V M S 6989Advanced Oncology of Companion Animals1V M S 6990Zoological Medicine2V M S 6991Advanced Equine Lameness1V M S 6992Small Animal Endoscopy1V M S 6993Advanced Veterinary Anesthesia1V M S 6994Advanced Techniques in Small Animal Surgery1V M S 6995Clinical Cardiology1V M S 6996Advanced Dermatology1V M S 6997Food Animal Diagnostic Exercises1V M S 6998Small Animal Behavioral Medicine1V M S 6999Food Animal Surgery Laboratory1Summer: Clinical Blocks 5-6Fall: Clinical Blocks 7-9Spring: Clinical Blocks 10-12Third and Fourth Years: Required Clinical Blocks(Each credit hour is equal to a week of clinical rotation instruction.)V PBIO 6647Pathology and Laboratory Diagnostics8V M S 6010Evaluated Veterinary Preceptorship4V M S 6400Food Animal Medicine and Surgery6V M S 6411Small Animal Internal Medicine2V M S 6412Small Animal Community Practice and Shelter Medicine6V M S 6420Equine Medicine and Surgery6V M S 6432Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery2V M S 6434Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery2V M S 6436Neurology and Neurosurgery2V M S 6441Clinical Radiology3V M S 6442Clinical Anesthesiology3V M S 6450Theriogenology2V M S 6460Clinical Ophthalmology2V M S 6490Small Animal Specialty Medicine (Oncology)2V M S 6820Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care2Third- and fourth-year students must also take 10 hours in clinical elective rotations. For the full list of electives, please ctive-courses/Find more atCVM.MISSOURI.EDU

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSDOES ATTENDING MU AS AN UNDERGRAD PROVIDEAN ADVANTAGE OVER OTHER INSTITUTIONS?MU provides an excellent undergraduate education to prepare forthe veterinary curriculum. There are many reasons for selecting anundergraduate institution: Financial considerations, location andacademics, are all factors. Choose an institution based on academicneeds and career endeavors. Prospective students should choose anacademic institution based on a curriculum that provides sufficientexposure and the necessary preparation pursuant to that profession.IS COMMUNITY COLLEGE A ROUTE INTOVETERINARY SCHOOL?Community college programs can play a role in the preparationfor a veterinary program. A student can complete some, not all, ofthe prerequisites through community college. The upper-level prerequisite requirements, e.g. biochemistry, are generally completedthrough a four-year program.IS A VET TECH PROGRAM A PATH INTOVETERINARY MEDICINE?A veterinary technical program is not necessarily a precursor to becoming a veterinarian any more than nursing is the field prior tobecoming a medical doctor. This is not to say veterinary technicianscan’t become veterinarians. Vet tech programs offer courses that arenot included in a veterinary curriculum.IS ANIMAL SCIENCE THE BEST MAJOR TO BE ACOMPETITIVE APPLICANT INTO THE CVM?Animal science can provide a sound basis for a veterinary degree.However, it is no longer the predominant major or degree held bystudents entering the CVM. Biological sciences, biochemistry andchemistry provide excellent preparation for entrance into a veterinary program. It serves the interests of applicants to select a majorbased on their academic and secondary career interests in case theyare not accepted into a veterinary program.DOES THE CVM HAVE AN APPLICATION FEE?Yes, there is an application processing fee of 110 (the charge is determined year to year), in addition to the application fee paid to theVeterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS).DO YOU TAKE AP CREDIT FOR PRE-REQS?Yes, if accepted and showing on your college transcript.IS THE GRE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION?No. The faculty voted to remove the GRE from the application requirements. However, the GRE may be required for some dual degree programs.Find more atCVM.MISSOURI.EDU

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWHERE DO I SEND TRANSCRIPTS?Official transcripts from the originating institution are sent toVMCAS by their published deadline.IS THERE A MINIMUM GPA REQUIREMENT TO APPLYTO THE CVM?high school. Early preparation allows students to amass as muchexperience as possible and acquire an extensive knowledge of theprofession and its range of career opportunities.HOW MUCH EMPHASIS IS PLACED ONSHADOWING AND EXPERIENCE?The MU CVM requires an applicant to have a minimum overallcumulative 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale to apply.The extent of an applicant’s experience reflects on their knowledgeabout the profession, depth of that knowledge, motivation, trust andreliability, attention to detail, ability to listen, ability to receive andapply constructive criticism, and their overall persistence.Completion of an undergraduate degree is not required in order toapply or to be admitted into the MU CVM. There are prerequisitecourse requirements that must be completed in order to be eligibleto apply. A bachelor’s degree is needed to complete dual DVM/MS/MPH programs. In order to receive federal financial aid, studentswithout a bachelor’s degree need to have completed 72 credit hoursprior to matriculation.The MU CVM requires a minimum of 40 hours of observation with aveterinarian in their normal work environment. It must be as a thirdperson, not as a client. Required hours can be obtained while employed, volunteering or observing. Most successful applicants havemore than 300 hours in multiple areas of the profession.IS A BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIRED TO BEADMITTED INTO A VETERINARY PROGRAM?WHEN DO I BEGIN PREPARING TO APPLY TO AVETERINARY PROGRAM?Students seeking admission into a professional veterinary curriculum begin at a variety of stages. Latest trends show a significantnumber of prospective students start the process as early as juniorCAN I TRANSFER INTO A DVM PROGRAM?The way one would transfer from a two- or four-year institution toanother four-year institution does not apply by veterinary standards. It is possible to transfer from an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited veterinary program, providing the twoprograms maintain congruency in their curriculums. Acceptanceinto the program is determined by the receiving institution.Find more atCVM.MISSOURI.EDU

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION:Admissions Manager — Kathy SeayPhone: (573) 884-3341 [email protected] Veterinary Medicine BuildingUniversity of MissouriColumbia, MO 65211Coordinator of Student Recruitment — Douglas TindallPhone: (573) 882-4397 [email protected] Veterinary Medicine BuildingUniversity of MissouriColumbia, MO 65211RESIDENCY INFORMATION:Residency DepartmentOffice of the University Registrar125 Jesse HallColumbia, MO 65211Phone: (573) 882-7881 or Toll-free in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois(800) 225-6075 [email protected] AID INFORMATION:The first step in applying for federal financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. TheMU school code for the FAFSA is 002516. The FAFSA will become availableOct. 1. The filing will use tax information from two years prior. Students canuse the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to pull tax information directly intothe FAFSA from the IRS. A username and password are needed to completethe FAFSA online and to use the DRT.Financial Aid Advisor — Manda RileyStudent Financial AidW229 Veterinary Medicine BuildingColumbia, MO 65211Phone: (573) 882-3981 [email protected]

Reasons to Choose Mizzou a dual degree gain opportunities for training in zoonotic disease pre - vention, food safety and other emerging issues in animal and human health, and entry into one of the fastest growing and most reward-ing careers in public and community service. RESEARCH The college has a successful Veterinary Research Scholars Program