Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

Stillwater, OK 74078
(405) 744-6595
Status: Full Accreditation


Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences houses three major buildings that include multimedia technology classrooms, faculty offices and laboratories. OSU firmly believes in teaching its students with hands-on training, and does so through its on-campus teaching hospital and animal shelter.

This school is extremely competitive to get into, however, OSU doesn’t see as many applicants annually as other veterinary colleges. For most graduates of CVHS, careers include specialty fields, mainly equine-related, as the unique teaching centers provide hands-on training and experience for future veterinarians. Plus, with major projects in the works (e.g. equine critical care unit) students can be assured they will receive the type of training, experience and education that they are looking for.

Educational Requirements

OSU offers potential students a 4-year curriculum for their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. All students must have the necessary education and training prior to applying for admission to OSU CVHS. Courses that should have been taken during the initial pre-veterinary courses should relate to biology, pathology, chemistry, math, English, anatomy, social studies and philosophy. In addition, hopeful students find it beneficial to have volunteer and/or community service experience with animals.

Tuition and Fees

There are 194 scholarships and awards available to students who need financial assistance each year to pay for their classes, books, personal expenses, etc. Tuition for residents averages $14,295 each academic year, while non-residents pay an average of $31,570 each academic year. This figure does not include expenses for cost of living, travel, school supplies, etc.

Departments and Units

  • Clinical Sciences
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Veterinary Pathobiology
  • Teaching Hospital Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Cohn Family Shelter
  • Equine Breeding and Reproductive Ranch

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 452

# Total Students Enrolled: 82

# of Male Students Enrolled: 20

# of Female Students Enrolled: 62

Overall GPA: 3.56

Average GRE Score: Verbal- 477, Quantitative- 628, Biology- 560

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $14,295

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $57,180

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $31,570

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $126,280