Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Corvallis, OR 97331
(541) 737-2098
Status: Full Accreditation


Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to producing knowledgeable, skilled, educated, trained and experienced veterinarians for society. The DVM program emphasizes the importance of core training in comparative biology and medicine, including all primary clinical disciplines and domestic animal species. Students can elect to be trained in a wide range of fields including zoo, exotics, wildlife medicine, marine medicine, clinical nutrition, dermatology, surgery and more.

Besides the DVM program, students have the option of earning an MS (Master of Science) degree or a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree. Oregon State University offers students who excel in their studies multiple awards, scholarships and financial assistance programs to encourage them to pursue their dreams.

Education and Training

The College has two academic departments in their 4-year DVM curriculum; the Departments of Biomedical Sciences and the Department of Clinical Sciences. The Department of Biomedical Sciences includes courses in anatomy, physiology, immunology, pathology, clinical pathology, infectious diseases and public health. The Department of Clinical Sciences includes courses in internal medicine, surgery, theriogenology, oncology, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, anesthesiology, and rural veterinary practice.

Tuition and Fees

Without including expenses such as books, supplies, course fees, room and board, food or travel, estimated annual tuition expenses averages $17,605 for residents of Oregon and $33,952 for non-residents. Students can add an additional $20,000 per academic year to the total of tuition fees to gain a better idea as to how much money will be needed. Financial aid and scholarships are awarded to students who gain admittance and who show excellence in academics and community service.

Departments and Units

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Oregon Cancer Care for Animals
  • Teaching Hospital
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 511

# Total Students Enrolled: 56

# of Male Students Enrolled: 12

# of Female Students Enrolled: 44

Overall GPA: 3.54

Average GRE Score: Verbal- 520, Quantitative- 660, Analytical Writing- 4.5

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $17,605

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $70,420

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $33,952

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $135,808