The information in this guide is subject to change. The universities may require additional lower division courses beyond those listed or articulated. Please review a current catalog of the campus of your choice and consult with a counselor.

Last updated 10/29/15.



General Veterinary School Information about the application process is available on the web at GRE information is available at Required coursework varies from school to school. Students should contact a specific campus to be certain they are meeting the requirements for the individual school where they wish to apply.



Based on 2012-13 articulation agreement

Basic Requirements for Admission: Applicants must have completed at least 108 quarter or 72 semester units at an accredited college or university before entering the School of Veterinary Medicine.

Required GPA: The minimum GPA is 2.50 for both the required sciences and cumulative college coursework. However, applicants admitted in fall 2011 had a mean cumulative GPA of 3.54.

Additional Requirements and Considerations:
  • All applicants are required to take the General Test (Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing) of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE must be taken by September 30 of the year the application is submitted & within 5 years prior to application.
  • Animal/Veterinary experience – substantial experience with animals is required. Activities must entail relevant veterinary and animal experiences with types of activities that give an appreciation and understanding of the profession of veterinary medicine. A minimum of 180 hours of experience must be met in order to have an application evaluated. Admitted students have an average of 2,500 - 3,000 hours of veterinary-related experience, which includes working with veterinarians.
  • Three letters of evaluation
  • Personal statement of motivation/career goals
  • Interview
Lower Division Subject Requirements: SRJC Courses:
CHEMISTRY 2A+2B+2C (General Chemistry) CHEM 1A+1B or 4A+4B
CHEMISTRY 8A+8B (Organic Chemistry) CHEM 8 or 12A+12B
PHYSICS 1A+1B (Principles of Physics) PHYS 20+21
BIOLOGY 2A (Life on Earth) BIO 2.1
BIOLOGY 2B (Ecology & Evolution) & 2C (Biodiversity) BIO 2.2+2.3


Upper Division Subject Requirements: Genetics, Biochemistry, Physiology -- Not Articulated


Additional Course Requirements:  
8 semester units of English ENGL 1A and two additional courses
One course must be in English composition. Other courses may include composition, English, rhetoric, speech or literature. (Subject A may not be used to satisfy this requirement)  
One course in elementary statistics MATH 15 recommended
8 semester units of Humanities and Social Sciences Courses may be selected in a variety of areas such as history, sociology, languages, music, art, psychology, ethnic studies, and anthropology.









For additional information, see
The articulation agreement for Veterinary Medicine Prerequisites is published at



College of Veterinary Medicine

At the Western University of Health Sciences located in Pomona, CA, the DVM program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

For admission requirements and additional information, see

Although no formal articulation exists, some accepted SRJC course prerequisites are listed on the College web site at