Virginia Tech Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0442
(540) 231-7666
Status: Full Accreditation

Founded by the Virginia General Assembly in 1978, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is a school built on the foundation of two of the nation’s leading land-grant universities; Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. The College operates 3 campuses, including the main campus, the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park and the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg.

The VMRCVM offers students comprehensive educational programs including the DVM, MS, PhD, residencies and internships. They also provide advanced clinical care for clients throughout the region and conduct a variety of animal and biomedical research programs.

Education and Training

The College offers a 4-year, full-time DVM program to all vet students. The first 3 years are taught in a case-based and traditional lecture/laboratory format, while the last year focuses on the clinical aspects of the curriculum and is 12 months in length. The entire program focuses with normal anatomy and physiology of animals, plus disease processes, clinical diagnosis, and medical management responsibilities which se the veterinary profession apart from the animal, biological and zoological science professions.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition for vet students at VT is slightly cheaper than at other top ranked vet schools. Residents average $9,200 for each of their first 3 years, while non-residents average $20,000 for each of their first 3 years. The final year of tuition is less than the previous academic years, averaging $6,700 for residents and $14,400 for non-residents. These figures do not include costs for books, supplies, room and board, travel, course fees, or personal expenses, and are subject to change annually. Due to the economic stability around the school, additional annual expenses should average $11,000 per year.

Current tuition and fees can be viewed here

Departments and Units

  • Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology (DBSP)
  • Small Animal Clinical Sciences (DSACS)
  • Large Animal Clinical Sciences (DLACS)
  • Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center (EMC)
  • Small Animal Hospital
  • Harry T. Peters Large Animal Hospital

2009 Class Profile

Type: Public

# Total Applicants: 894

# Total Students Enrolled: 95

# of Male Students Enrolled: 25

# of Female Students Enrolled: 70

Overall GPA: 3.59

Average GRE Score: 1849

Resident 1st Year Tuition: $9,207.50

Total Resident Cost for 4 Years: $34,401.67

Non-Resident 1st Year Tuition: $20,303.50

Total Non-Resident Cost for 4 Years: $75,325.00