University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

2015 Linden Drive West
Madison, WI 53706-1102
(608) 263-6716
Status: Full Accreditation

The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine offers a 4-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program. Most of UW-Madison SVM students graduate and end up in careers surrounding private practice, academics, research, industry, the armed forces and government services and others. The School also provides students with a child care assistance program to give parents a chance to further their education while feeling secure that their child is being taken care of.

The School is very competitive to get into, as over 1,100 students applied last year, yet only 80 were accepted. Students who wish to attend this school need to make sure their grades, extra curricular activities and previous experience are competitive, especially if you are not a resident of Wisconsin.

Education and Training

The curriculum for the 4-year veterinary program consists of 157 semester credits of course work. The first 3 years contain 2 semesters each, while the 4th year begins soon after the 3rd year and lasts 12 months. The fourth year is made up of 47 credits of course work which takes place in the teaching hospital and clinic, and includes 4 weeks of vacation time. Courses revolve around small animal medicine, large animal medicine, infectious diseases, immunology, oncology, anatomy, toxicology, pathology, parasitology, biology, chemistry and more. Students who have previous education, knowledge and experience in these subjects have a better chance of gaining acceptance into the program, plus achieving their goal of graduation.

Tuition and Fees

The exact fee and tuition cost is determined annually. Fees include the use of campus facility, student health services, and intramural fees, however, they do not include cost of living expenses (food, travel, room and board), books, supplies or course fees. Currently, residents of Wisconsin pay $17,180 annually for tuition, while non-residents pay $25,250 per academic year. If you are trying to estimate a yearly budget, add an additional $15,000 to cover everything listed in the paragraph above.

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 1,130

# Total Students Enrolled:  80

# of Male Students Enrolled: 18

# of Female Students Enrolled: 62

Overall GPA: 3.57-3.68

Average GRE Score: Verbal- 540, Quantitative- 687, Analytical Writing- 4.5

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $17,180

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $68,720

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $25,250

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $101,000