University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine

2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-7262
Status: Limited Accreditation

The College is one of four divisions in the Institute of Agriculture and was established by an act of the Tennessee Legislature in 1974. The College is part of the University of Tennessee’s statewide system and is located on the Agricultural Campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

The University of Tennessee is one of the oldest educational institutions in the history of the United States. It was built in 1794 and in its 216 years of service, it has continuously provided top notch veterinarians to the world through its rigorous and intense 4-year DVM program. Each year, the College admits an average of 85 students to its 4-year DVM program.

Education and Training

Students attending this college have many choices. Besides the DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree, the College also offers dual degree MS/PhD, clerkships, internships, residencies and a CEM (Comparative and Experimental Medicine) degree. Hopeful students must endure an intense admissions process that requires proof of previous academics, grades, exam scores, volunteer work and more.

Tuition and Fees

The cost of tuition for residents of Tennessee is significantly lower than non-resident tuition at $15,348 per academic year. Usually, non-residents pay an average of $40,724 per academic year. These figures do not include expenses for room and board, books, supplies, equipment/instruments, course fees, etc.

Departments and Units

  • Comparative Medicine
  • Pathobiology
  • Large Animal Clinical Sciences
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 760

# Total Students Enrolled: 96

# of Male Students Enrolled: 13

# of Female Students Enrolled: 83

Overall GPA: 3.6

Average GRE Score: 1163

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $15,348

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $61,392

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $40,724

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $162,896