University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-3461
Status: Full Accreditation

Founded in 1946, The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine does more than train future veterinarians. In fact, like other universities of veterinary medicine, they focus on providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, conduct investigations to improve the health of animals and people, offer the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services.

UGA college of veterinary medicine is very competitive to gain admittance into. Generally, the college only enrolls 1 in 5 applicants. Besides allowing students to earn a DVM, the college also offers students other veterinary specialty studies for those interested in becoming a veterinary technician or veterinary assistant.

Education and Training

Prospective students can earn a variety of degrees ranging from a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to a combined DVM/PhD. Students can also further their education and apply to the competitive residency and internship programs. All course and credit hour requirements must be met before continued education is considered. Students can get hands-on training inside the teaching hospital, laboratories and other facilities offered by the college. Prospective students must meet all course requirements, which included biology, chemistry, math, humanities, social studies, physics, organic chemistry, English and more.

Tuition and Fees

Unfortunately tuition rates continue to climb each year. In the 2008-2009 year, resident students paid an average of $13,000 per year, while out of state students paid an average of $35,000. During the current 2009-2010 year, residents must pay $14,230 per year and non-residents must pay $38,430 per year. These rates are expected to rise in these economic times, however, UGA offers many loan programs, scholarships and awards to students who excel and are in need of financial assistance.

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 572

# Total Students Enrolled: 102

# of Male Students Enrolled: 26

# of Female Students Enrolled: 76

Overall GPA: 3.53

Average GRE Score: 1109

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $14,230

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $56,920

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $38,430

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $153,720