Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine

1240 Lynn Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1240
(765) 494-7607
Status: Full Accreditation


Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine graduated its first class of DVMs in 1963. Since then, the school has produced nearly 2,000 veterinarians. This college is the only veterinary medicine school in Indiana, and besides the classrooms it offers a teaching hospital, equine sports medicine center, the PetSafe program and Peace of Mind program.

Students attending the 4-year, DVM program study the normal biology’s, sciences, and chemistry, plus they take part in research efforts and other fields of study including spinal injuries, infectious diseases, neuroscience, oncology, herd management, production medicine, animal welfare, equine sports medicine and flow cytometry.

Educational Requirements

Students who wish to attend this school must complete 2-3 years of required course work in order to be eligible to apply to the DVM program. Required courses must be passed with a “C” grade or better. Non-residents must prove a GPA of 3.0 or better and residents must average a 2.0.

Programs and Accreditations Offered

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Technologist and Registered Technician
  • Veterinary Technology Distance Learning Program
  • Graduate and Post Graduate Programs
  • Combined Degree Programs
  • Internships and Residencies
  • International and Non-Traditional Students

Tuition and Fees

In the tuition section of the chart below, the numbers represent the average expenses for students who are living off-campus, and include expenses such as room and board, books, supplies, travel and personal. Financial Aid is available for those students who excel in their academics and prove to be a useful member of society through volunteer and community work relating to animals.

Financial Aid Application: http://www.purdue.edu/DFA/

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 656

# Total Students Enrolled: 70

# of Male Students Enrolled: 13

# of Female Students Enrolled: 57

Overall GPA: 3.45

Average GRE Score: Verbal- 462, Quantitative- 635, Analytic Writing- 613

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $31,278

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $125,112

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $54,876

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $219,505