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Criteria

Average Number of College Support Courses Completed 7
Average GPA 3.3
% With Associate’s Degree 28%
% With Bachelor’s Degree 49%
% With Master’s Degree 2%
% Currently Working in Veterinary Field 91%
% In-state Resident 96%

Statistics

Number Accepted for the 2016-2017 On-campus Program 48
Number Deferred Admissions for the On-campus Program 12

Please note that although the Veterinary Technology program has set minimum requirements, all candidates applying are competing with a new applicant pool each year. The current class accepted for 2016-2017 fit the profile above with details of these areas described below:

  • Academic Background
    • Some of the most qualified applicants either had completed all of their fundamental, general education courses (English Composition, Humanities Elective, Social Sciences Elective, Speech Communication, Physical Education, Chemistry, Math 126, SDV 101, BIO 195) or they had already completed an Associate’s or advanced degree along with degree-specific general education courses.
    • The most qualified candidates had completed an associate or bachelor’s degree in a related health science field such as animal science, biology, and zoology.
    • The most qualified candidates had a competitive to highly competitive GPA as a result of their previous college coursework (3.0 to 4.0).
    • The most qualified candidates illustrated a consistent academic record free of a pattern of withdrawals or failures with no remediation.
  • Work Experience: The most qualified candidates were currently employed in a small animal veterinary practice.
  • In-State versus Out-of-State: Virginia residents were given preference to candidates from other states, including Maryland and Washington, DC.
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