The professional curriculum at UC Davis is a four-year program of academic study and clinical skills training leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Each student is provided with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills in comparative veterinary medicine, before choosing a species-specific stream in small or large animal. Following this, the flexible design allows students to focus on careers in small animal, large animal, equine, livestock, zoologic or mixed animal practices as well as poultry, laboratory animal, or research.
Ranked first among the "best veterinary schools in the United States" (U.S. News and World Report's 2015 Annual Guide to America's Best Graduate Schools), the School of Veterinary Medicine is a leader in veterinary medical education with a curriculum built on sound educational theory and designed and delivered by eminent faculty who are leaders in their fields.
Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100.
After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department.
Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.
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All applicants are required to take the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) which includes the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections. The GRE must be taken no later than August 31 of the year the application is submitted. Examinations taken after this deadline will not be accepted for consideration in the year the application is filed. The GRE must be taken within a five-year period, (Aug. 31, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2017) prior to applying to veterinary school. Applicants shouldn’t wait until the last-minute to take the exam. Extensions to the test deadline are not granted so applicants should take the test early to avoid last-minute complications and mishaps.
When the GRE has been taken more than once, the highest quantitative score will be used. Verbal and Analytical Writing scores may be used in the process. If so, the highest scores will be used. All GRE score reports must be delivered to VMCAS electronically from ETS and received by September 15. VMCAS will accept scores May-September 15.