Veterinary technology How to apply

University of Missouri-Columbia
Bachelor of science
Veterinary tech on farm
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements

  • Completion of a veterinary technology (animal health technology or equivalent) diploma from an AVMA or CVMA-accredited program.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended on file with the Admissions Office.
  • Current licensure as an RVT/CVT/LVT/LVMT/AHT in the United States or Canada.
  • A transcript review on file.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for all college/university courses attempted, including technical course work articulated in this agreement.

Application dates

This program accepts rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We recommend you submit your application six weeks before the beginning of the term in which you wish to start your course work.

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall Aug. 10 August
Spring Jan. 5 January

Gather your papers

Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Citizenship, residency and visa information (if applicable)
  • Names and locations of previous college or high school and dates you attended

Contact all your previous colleges or universities to request they send your official transcripts to

Office of Admissions
University of Missouri
230 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

Complete the online application

You can check admission requirements, transfer equivalencies and financial aid opportunities within the application.

  • Domestic application fee: $55.00
  • International application fee: $65.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Undergraduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-7786 or

Apply as a transfer student

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the College of Veterinary Medicine

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