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Prospective Students

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Dean Thompson welcoming prospective students

The University of Tennessee, founded in 1794, is one of the oldest educational institutions in the country. The College of Veterinary Medicine, established in 1974, is located in Knoxville on the Institute of Agriculture Campus along the Tennessee River. The modern Clyde M. York Veterinary Medicine Building houses teaching and research facilities, the Veterinary Medical Center, and the Agriculture-Veterinary Medicine Library. Learn more about the college and more about the university and our surrounding area.

Each year, the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine admits approximately 85 applicants to the four-year program for the doctorate in veterinary medicine. Students prepare for the professional veterinary curriculum by taking three to four years of pre-veterinary course requirements as undergraduates. Our admissions page has detailed information about applying to our program.

For students who may be interested in the veterinary profession, we have put together information that college, high school, and middle school students may find useful. Our Veterinary Summer Experience for Tennessee High School Students is a program designed to provide valuable educational experiences and acquaint students with all facets of our exciting profession.