*COVID-19 Updates: Due to the pandemic, the Admissions Committee is allowing pass/fail coursework. We do prefer that applicants receive a letter grade in prerequisite coursework if available, but pass/fail grades are acceptable. The GRE will not be required for the 2021 application cycle or any future cycles. All other admission requirements will remain the same.
The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program emphasizes the importance of core training in comparative biology and medicine, including all primary clinical disciplines and domestic animal species. Opportunities exist for elective training across a wide variety of more specialized subjects, such as zoo, exotics, and wildlife medicine, marine sciences, clinical nutrition, and various clinical specialties (cardiology, oncology, theriogenology, anesthesiology, internal medicine, and surgery).
List of required courses.
Course descriptions in the OSU Catalog.
In addition to the DVM program, the College supports clinical training of interns and residents in the specialty disciplines of internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, anesthesiology, oncology, and theriogenology. Graduate degree programs (MS and PhD) are integrated into the College’s active research programs, which focus on animal health, the interactions between animals, humans, and the environment, and the use of animal models to study diseases impacting public health.