University of Vermont

Official 2005-2006 Catalogue Site

2005-06 Online Catalogue

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Preveterinary Programs

UVM/Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine Program

The UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts offer a B.S./D.V.M. program to selected students in their sophomore year. Students who meet rigorous eligibility criteria may apply to Tufts during their sophomore year for guaranteed admission upon graduation from UVM. The student will be awarded a B.S. degree from The University of Vermont and then begin the D.V.M. program at Tufts. The successful student will earn a D.V.M. degree from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine after the fourth year at Tufts.

It is important to recognize that some excellent students may not be admitted to the joint B. S./D.V.M. because of space limitation. These students may be admitted to UVM as preveterinary students, complete four years at UVM, graduate with a B. S. degree, and apply to any veterinary school of their choosing. There are many options to meet individual educational goals.

UVM/Massey University Veterinary School Program

The UVM College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Massey University Veterinary School in New Zealand offer a B.S./B.V.Sc program. Their B.V.Sc degree is equivalent to the D.V.M. or V.M.D. degree offered in the United States since Massey University is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Massey has guaranteed admission for the top 5 UVM applicants each year.

The specific courses to be taken for this option start with the Core Program of the College. In addition, each student will be required to successfully complete the following courses and credits. The student must have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the sciences, and must also have met the required minimum score for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) tests.

Course Credits
Biology 8
Inorganic Chemistry 8
Organic Chemistry 8
Physics 10
Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals 4

Applications will be made directly to Massey University during the Junior or Senior year at UVM and all decisions will be made by the Massey University Admissions Committee.

Further Information

For information regarding admissions and/or applications to these exciting programs, contact the Admissions Office Link out of catalogue site., 194 S. Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401-3596. For specific program information contact Dr. Karen Plaut, Chair, Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 570 Main St., 102 Terrill Hall, UVM, Burlington, Vermont 05405, 802-656-0155 or e-mail