The College of Veterinary Medicine will introduce you to the exciting world of innovative veterinary healthcare. CVM faculty and students work together in the spirit of One Health, the synthesis of human and animal healthcare. Your education will be strengthened by interaction with Midwestern University's diverse programs and faculty, and you will learn about the wide range of opportunities available in veterinary health care that benefit humans and animals alike. With our state-of-the-art facilities and emphasis on hands-on learning, we will help you build a career as a compassionate and patient-centered member of tomorrow's healthcare team.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)
4 years, full-time
Class of 2019 Profiles (Admissions Statistics)
Class of 2018 Profiles (Admissions Statistics)
Dean: Brian K. Sidaway, D.V.M, M.S., DACVS
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Carla Gartrell, D.V.M., J.D., DACVIM
Associate Dean for Clinical Education: Thomas Graves, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACVIM
Students seeking admission to the MWU-CVM must submit the following documented evidence:
Students seeking admissions to MWU-CVM must:
|Prerequisite Course||Sem Hrs||Qtr Hrs|
|General Chemistry with lab||8||12|
|Organic Chemistry with lab||8||12|
To initiate the application process, prospective students must apply through the VMCAS. The VMCAS application is available online at http://www.aavmc.org/. The application cycle opens in June of each year. The official VMCAS application deadline is September 15th of each year. After September 15th applicants can apply online directly through Midwestern University. All application materials must be received no later than March 1st.
The CVM offers a four-year program leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree. The first 8 quarters are a combination of classroom lectures, laboratories, simulation lab exercises with standardized 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 rotation training. The majority of the time will be spent on campus in state-of-the-art clinical teaching facilities. Students will also have the opportunity to schedule off-campus clinical elective rotations at pre-approved external sites.
The mission of Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine is to improve animal and human life through innovative veterinary education, state-of-the-art health care services, and scholarly work relevant to the principles of One Health.
Midwestern University CVM has initiated the process for accreditation through the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education (AVMA - COE). In October 2014, the AVMA-COE extended provisional accreditation to the College.
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 • 847-285-6625 https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Accreditation/Colleges/Pages/coe-pp-accreditation-evaluation.aspx
Many exciting opportunities exist in veterinary medicine. Veterinarians can work in small, large, or mixed-animal general practice or a specialty field such as: anesthesiology, dentistry, cardiology, food animal production medicine, internal medicine, small animal surgery, or wildlife medicine. Other career opportunities include working in biomedical research, veterinary medical education, diagnostic laboratories, regulatory medicine, public health, industry, or biosecurity.
Employment of veterinarians is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Candidates can expect very strong competition for available veterinarian positions.
$84,4601 The starting salary a new D.V.M. graduate earns is dependent on the area of veterinary medicine he/she enters.2
1. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Bureau of Labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/veterinarians.htm (retrieved 1/15/15)
2. For more information, see Occupational Employment Statistics: Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013. Bureau of Labor Statistics. http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291131.htm