College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (DVM)

Application Fee • $215 non-refundable fee to Texas Medical and Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)
• $75 non-refundable secondary application fee to Texas A&M University
• Acuity Insights assessment and distribution fee paid directly to Acuity Insights
Previous Degree An applicant is expected to have completed at least 42 hours of coursework before submitting an application. Applicants must have 53 hours prior to admission into the professional program. Applicants are requested to have the majority of their science prerequisites completed by the semester of application.
Undergraduate Cumulative GPA Minimum of all of the following: 2.90 overall, 3.10 last 45 SCH, and 2.90 overall sciences. Completion of set core curriculum with GPA as high as possible.
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) GRE scores are not required at this time. Selections committee has the right to require the GRE for future application cycles.
International Requirements1 Priority consideration is given to qualified applicants who are residents of Texas and U.S. citizens, or residents of Texas who live in the U.S. under a visa permitting permanent residence.
Other Requirements Application interview at the option of the Selection Committee

The DVM program does not admit international students.

Admission Requirements—Professional Curriculum

The admission recommendations and requirements are reconsidered annually out of phase with this graduate and professional catalog. The student is encouraged to contact the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences or visit our website at for the most updated specific information concerning professional veterinary medical program admissions.

There is no separate curriculum in preveterinary medicine; therefore, a student entering Texas A&M University, who is interested in a career in veterinary medicine, must choose a specific course of study offered by one of the colleges of the University.

The student should select a curriculum in which the preprofessional course recommendations listed below can be completed as well as pursue a degree in another field in the event that admission into the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine is not achieved.

Counsel for students who wish to qualify for the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine is available in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences regardless of the curriculum in which the student is registered. Students currently attending Texas A&M University are encouraged to contact the Office of Professional School Advising for more information.

Preprofessional Course Requirements

The minimal number of college or university credits required for admission into the professional curriculum is 53 semester hours. Applicants must have completed or have in progress approximately 42 credit hours during the semester they make application. Because there is no specific degree associated with the preprofessional study plan, students are encouraged to pursue a specific degree program that meets his/her individual interest. To be eligible for the Bachelor of Science degree at Texas A&M University, certain requirements must be met (see University Core Curriculum requirements). We strongly encourage that courses be chosen with a counselor at the applicant’s institution, or through contact with an academic advisor at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, (979) 862-1169.

Life Sciences
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I (with lab)4
GENE 301Comprehensive Genetics3
or GENE 320/BIMS 320   or Biomedical Genetics 
Select one of the following:4
Biomedical Microbiology (with lab)
Fundamentals of Microbiology (with lab)
Introductory Microbiology (with lab)
Select one of the following:3
Animal Feeds and Feeding
Animal Nutrition and Feeding
Chemical/Physical Sciences and Mathematics
CHEM 119Fundamentals of Chemistry I (with lab)4
CHEM 120Fundamentals of Chemistry II (with lab)4
CHEM 227
CHEM 237
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 228
CHEM 238
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
PHYS 201
PHYS 202
College Physics
and College Physics (both with lab)
BICH 410Comprehensive Biochemistry I (Fall course)3
or VTPB 489   or Special Topics in... 
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Biometry
Statistical Methods
Statistical Methods
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
ENGL 210Technical and Professional Writing (or any other ENGL course)3
Select one of the following:3
Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication

Additional Preprofessional Course Recommendations

A required preprofessional course must have a final grade of C or better.

Students may take the preprofessional required courses at any accredited institution of higher education. However, the course must be equivalent in subject content and credits to its counterpart at Texas A&M University.

To be a qualified applicant, 42 semester hours of the preprofessional course requirements must be completed or in progress during the fall semester in which application is made. All preprofessional required courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester.


Applications are available online after May 1 of each year and must be submitted on or before 5 p.m. (CST) September 18 in order to receive consideration for the succeeding fall class.  The Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS) application can be found via, and the supplemental application can be found via  Additional application information may be obtained by calling the Dean’s Office at (979) 862-1169 or on the website

Grade Point Ratio

The applicant must have a minimum or better for all of the following grade point ratios: 2.90 overall, 3.10 during the last 45 semester credits completed, and 2.90 overall sciences.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

The GRE is not required at this time.  The selections committee has the right to require the GRE for future application cycles.

Acuity Insights Assessments

All applicants to the DVM Professional Program at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) are required to complete the Acuity Insights of online assessments to assist with the selection process. Snapshot is not required at this time. These need to be completed before an applicant will be considered for interview consideration.

Acuity Insights consists of a two-part assessment of non-cognitive skills, interpersonal characteristics, and personal values and priorities the college believes are important for successful students and graduates of the DVM Professional Program.  The assessments complement other tools used for applicant screening and will further enhance the fairness and objectivity of the selection process.  Visit the website,, for more information and test dates.