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Midwestern University, College of Veterinary Medicine

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Degree

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)

General Requirements

Length of Program

4 years, full-time

Class Size

Inaugural class of 100 students in Fall 2014

Physical Facilities

Midwestern University is committing over $100 million toward the new College's physical facilities. Construction began in Spring 2013

Admission Requirements

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Students seeking admission to the MWU-CVM must submit the following documented evidence:

  1.  Completion of the admission course requirements (see below) with a minimum science and total GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.  No grade lower than a C will be accepted in any of the required courses (Pass/fail and satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading is not acceptable in the required courses).  Applicants must complete a minimum of 64 semester hours/96 quarter hours of college credit by matriculation.  Although not required, a Bachelor's degree will make a candidate more competitive.  Students must submit official transcripts from all colleges attended post-high school by the deadline of two weeks (14 days) prior to the first day of classes.  Students who are accepted to Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine less than one month prior to the first day of classes will have 30 calendar days from the date of their acceptance to submit all official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.  Any special circumstances or requests for exceptions to this policy must be sent to and approved by the Office of the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Students who fail to submit all official transcripts by the stated deadline may jeopardize their acceptance or continued enrollment in the College.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 240 hours (6 weeks) of veterinary, health sciences, animal, or biomedical research experience.  Students with additional hours of work experience will present a stronger case for admission.
  3. Competitive scores on the GRE general test.  Scores from this standardized test should be submitted directly to Midwestern University at school code 4160.  Information on the GRE is found at the following website:  www.ets.org/gre.  Score reporting typically takes 3-6 weeks so it is recommended to take tests as early as possible in the year of application.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation are submitted to the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). At least one of the letters should be from a veterinarian. The other letters should preferentially be from a pre-veterinary or science professor and from someone who can testify to the integrity and ethical standards of the applicant.  Letters written by immediate family members are not acceptable.

Students seeking admissions to MWU-CVM must:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the veterinary medical profession.
  2. Demonstrate service orientation through community service or extracurricular activities.
  3. Should have a proper motivation for and commitment to the veterinary profession as demonstrated by previous salaried work, volunteer work, or other life experiences.
  4. Possess the oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients, clients, and colleagues.
  5. Pass the Midwestern University criminal background check.
  6. Abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  7. Meet the Technical Standards for the College. 

Admission Prerequisites

Prerequisite Course Sem Hrs Qtr Hrs
Biology812
General Chemistry with lab812
Organic Chemistry with lab812
Mathematics*69
Physics w/lab46
English Composition69
Science Electives**812
*Mathematics courses should be College Algebra or higher
**Science electives include biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, microbiology, genetics, animal nutrition, etc. Student applications may be strengthened by inclusion of a biochemistry course.
Minimum of 64 total semester hours/96 quarter hours

Application Deadline:

To initiate the application process, prospective students must apply through the VMCAS.  The VMCAS application is available online at www.aavmc.org.  The application cycle opens in June of each year.  The official VMCAS application deadline is October 2nd of each year. To finalize the application process the Midwestern University Office of Admissions will email a supplemental application form to all students who have met the admission requirements.  This form must be completed as directed and returned to the Office of Admissions no later than March 1. 

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Program Description

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The Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine (MWU-CVM) presents to its students a four year program leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. The first 8 quarters are a mix of classroom lectures, laboratories, simulation lab exercises with virtual clients and patients, and small group student-centered learning experiences.  Hands-on live animal contact begins in the first quarter and continues throughout the program.  Quarters 9-13 involve diverse clinical training, both on campus (about 85%) and at external sites (about 15%).  Three new buildings, including a 109,000 square foot small animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital and a roughly 36,000 square foot large animal / pathology facility, insure our students will begin their careers in state of the art surroundings.

The MWU-CVM has received a Letter of Reasonable Assurance from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education.  This notification clears the way for the College to begin admitting students to its inaugural class of 100 students who are scheduled to matriculate in August 2014. It further indicates the University and College submitted a plan which successfully met the 11 standards required by the AVMA to become accredited.  The program will be eligible for provisional accreditation in 2014 and full accreditation in 2018, upon graduation of the first class.

For more information on the AVMA accreditation process and the Letter of Reasonable Assurance, please visit: https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Colleges/Pages/coe-pp-accreditation-evaluation.aspx.

For information on admissions to the program, see: http://aavmc.org/midwestern.aspx

Accreditation

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The Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education granted the University the authority to operate the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program on October 9, 2012. Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine received a Letter of Reasonable Assurance in June 2013 from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

For more information regarding accreditation procedures and policies:

AVMA Council on Education, 1931 N. Meacham Rd., Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173 • www.avma.org • 847-285-6625

https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Colleges/Pages/coe-pp-accreditation-evaluation.aspx

Career Opportunities

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Dynamic Professional Career Opportunities

Many exciting opportunities exist in veterinary medicine. You can work in private general practice or a specialty field such as:

Other opportunities include working in research at a university or company, or for a government agency in the areas of biosecurity, environmental quality, public health, or disease outbreak investigation.

Study with the Professionals Who Make Healthcare Their Business

Midwestern University's College of Veterinary Medicine (MWU-CVM) prepares veterinarians to provide exemplary animal care and impact the world by improving animal and human health through research, scholarly activity, and service to the public.

The Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine (MWU-CVM) presents to its students a four year program leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. The first 8 quarters are a mix of classroom lectures, laboratories, simulation lab exercises with virtual clients and patients, and small group student-centered learning experiences.  Hands-on live animal contact begins in the first quarter and continues throughout the program.  Quarters 9-13 involve diverse clinical training, both on campus (about 85%) and at external sites (about 15%).  Three new buildings, including a 109,000 square foot small animal Veterinary Teaching Hospital and a roughly 36,000 square foot large animal / pathology facility, insure our students will begin their careers in state of the art surroundings.

The MWU-CVM has received a Letter of Reasonable Assurance from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education.  This notification clears the way for the College to begin admitting students to its inaugural class of 100 students who are scheduled to matriculate in August 2014. It further indicates the University and College submitted a plan which successfully met the 11 standards required by the AVMA to become accredited.  The program will be eligible for provisional accreditation in 2014 and full accreditation in 2018, upon graduation of the first class.

For more information on the AVMA accreditation process and the Letter of Reasonable Assurance, please visit: https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Colleges/Pages/coe-pp-accreditation-evaluation.aspx.

For information on admissions to the program, see: http://aavmc.org/midwestern.aspx

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