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Honors Pre-Admit Program in Veterinary Medicine

For more than 20 years, a partnership between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Honors College has provided outstanding opportunities to students committed to a career in veterinary medicine. Through the Honors Pre-Admit Program in Veterinary Medicine, students can can gain early admission to the College of Veterinary Medicine DVM professional program and become a veterinarian in only seven years.

How to Apply

As a high school senior,

  • Apply to Washington State University: apply.wsu.edu*
  • Apply to the the Honors College, indicating an interest in veterinary medicine or pre-vet on the application*
  • Once admitted to Washington State University and the Honors College, confirm your admission to both

During your first year,

  • Choose from five undergraduate majors: Animal Sciences, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Wildlife Ecology, or Zoology
  • Work with your advisors to stay on track to satisfy your requirements*
  • Receive individualized advising to help prepare for future schooling and future career

Each summer, select Honors College students who have just completed their first year and have indicated an interest in attending veterinary school are invited to apply for early admission to the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine DVM professional program.

*To be considered for the program, students must indicate an interest in pre-veterinary medicine either through their application to WSU or their application to the Honors College, or talk with an advisor their first year to have it added to their MyWSU.

Students who are invited to apply

  • Complete and submit their application during the summer following their first year of undergraduate studies
  • Select applicants are invited to interview with a panel of faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Honors College
  • Select applicants are admitted to the College of Veterinary Medicine DVM professional program to begin the fall following their third year of undergraduate study

Students admitted through the Honors College Pre-Admit program

  • Complete their major’s core requirements, Honors College curriculum (including thesis), and prerequisites for veterinary school during their three years of undergraduate study
  • Maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Begin veterinary school in the fall following their third year of undergraduate study
  • Continue to gain relevant animal and veterinary experience
  • Have progress meetings once a semester with the Director of Admissions for the College of Veterinary Medicine DVM professional program

FAQ

Benefits

  • Complete a Bachelor of Science degree and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in only seven years
  • Use example course plans as a template and then work with your advisors to plan how you can complete your undergraduate and program requirements in three years
  • Gain early admission to veterinary school – know years in advance that you have a spot
  • Do not have to take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) for application to veterinary school

Get the benefits of being a student in the WSU Honors College and a leading veterinary school.

Learn more about the College of Veterinary Medicine DVM professional program.


Read more about our current students

Summer OttSummer Ott with a cow

Summer Ott is an Honors College student studying Animal Sciences and Spanish as she prepares for a career in veterinary medicine. Summer grew up in Seattle, Washington, where her fondness for animals and interest in science began. Knowing she wanted to become a veterinarian, Summer looked into Washington State University while searching for colleges. Read more >>

Is there a residency requirement?

No, students can be admitted to the program regardless of their current residency. If a student who is admitted to the Honors Pre-Admit Program in Veterinary Medicine intends to change their residency, they will need to notify the College of Veterinary Medicine Office of Admissions.

How does tuition work?

Students in the program will be responsible for undergraduate tuition while they are in undergraduate studies (first three years) and will be responsible for the College of Veterinary Medicine DVM professional program tuition while they are in veterinary school (last four years).