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Welcome to the admissions website at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Please explore the site and discover the information you will need to apply to our college’s DVM, MS, or PhD degree programs. Read about our admissions procedures, deadlines, and applicant statistics. Each of the site’s sections walks you through the admissions process. Once you have reviewed these pages, we hope most of your questions will be answered; if not, please give us a call. Ours is a rigorous curriculum; degrees aren’t just handed out – they must be earned. We feel our college is special due to the solidarity that exists between the students, staff, and faculty and that the supportive culture within the college helps ensure the success of our students. Once you are here, you will become a part of our extended family, and the experience and education will help you on your way to becoming a member of our prestigious profession.

I sincerely thank you for your interest in the UT College of Veterinary Medicine and for taking the time to look at our college. We welcome your questions.
Dean Jim Thompson

Admissions Guide

UT College of Veterinary admissions guide pdf

While the selection process is rigorous, UTCVM looks for well-rounded individuals who are more than just a GPA. Animal experiences, leadership in clubs and organizations, volunteer positions, research projects, community involvement, and other talents may provide the right combination of skills that make a successful veterinary student and veterinarian. Additional information can be found in our Admissions Guide.

We have put together information that students in high school and middle school may find useful if they are interested in veterinary medicine.

Contact Information

For admissions questions, please contact:

  • Deborah Shepherd
  • Phone: (865) 974-7354
  • Fax: (865) 974-4773
  • E-mail:

Please address other correspondence to:

  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2407 River Drive
  • Room A104C
  • Knoxville, TN 37996-4550


The College of Veterinary Medicine is hoping to resume small group tours (currently limited due to COVID-19) for prospective students in March.

To be added to our tour waitlist, please contact Ms. Kayela Statom at