Our Students

Because our hospitals for animals are part of an academic veterinary medical center, fourth-year veterinary students will also be caring for your pet, horse or farm animal. Each student is closely supervised by a faculty member. Our students are energetic, enthusiastic, compassionate and completely dedicated to the care and well-being of our patients. Our students often communicate directly with our patients’ owners and caretakers during the visit throughout hospitalization.

The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine admits approximately 140 new veterinary students each year into its four-year doctorate program, in 2014 the college admitted 162 students. Admission is highly competitive and the pre-clinical curriculum is demanding and rigorous.

In 2014, 247 Ohio residents applied for 100 seats and 1,168 at-large applicants vied for 40 seats in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. The first-year class has an average GPA of 3.7.

As of one of the largest and most well established veterinary colleges in the country, Ohio State veterinary students are also among the best prepared. Ninety-eight percent of the college’s 140 graduates in 2009 passed the national board exam, scoring above the average of all graduates in all categories.