UGA welcomes prospective veterinary students


Earlier this month, the School of Ag and Natural Resources planned to host the Dean of UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine ( CVM), Dr. Lisa Nolan but was unable to do so because of weather.

The event would have answered ABAC’s students’ questions about admission requirements and general information about the CVM program. The CVM is UGA’s vet school that enrolls 114 students each year in the fall. The school is focused on animal and human health. It accepts students who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

The CVM was founded in 1946 and is also a member of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. It also enrolls clinical interns and residents. The CVM currently has 188 faculty members and 420 staff members.

The school offers degrees in veterinary medicine including a master’s and Ph.D. in veterinary and biomedical sciences. It also offers dual-degree programs such as the DVM-Master of Public Health (DVM-MPH) and the Veterinary Medical Scientist Training (DVM-PhD) programs.

Other areas of concentration include degrees in avian medicine and food animal medicine. The school also offers Ph.D. degrees in pharmacology, pathology, physiology and toxicology.

Prospective vet students can also expect to take core classes such as anatomy but may take different electives depending on their specialization.

Students who are studying small animals will have different classes than those studying large animals. Students will also study under veterinarians in their respective fields.

The college also has its own teaching hospital that is open 24/7. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) has helped the community by opening its doors to pets and offering over 25 specialty services. The VTH helps 25,000 small and large animals each year. The hospital gives students a chance to get hands-on experience of vet work.

ABAC students hoping to apply to the CVM at UGA must have a 3.0 or better GPA and have completed any pre-requisite classes before the end of the semester. Applicants who meet the requirements will be evaluated by CVM faculty members and contacted upon acceptance.

For more information please check the CVM’s page on UGA’s website.

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