Prospective students are evaluated on previous academic performance, experience with animals, and knowledge of the profession. A complete list of admission requirements can be found on the LIU-CVM website.
Is a bachelor’s degree required to apply to LIU-CVM?
A bachelor degree or equivalent is not required. However, applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 credits that include the pre-requisites.
Is the GRE required?
GRE is no longer required.
How do I apply?
All applications must be submitted through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS), as described on the LIU-CVM website.
How do I apply for financial aid?
A complete description to financial aid can be found here.
What is the FAFSA code for LIU-CVM program?
File your FAFSA at fafsa.gov
LIU Federal School Code: 002751
LIU NYS School Code: 5403
Does the Admissions Committee place applicants on a waitlist?
Yes. The wait list will be active until all seats are filled; note that this could be as late as a few days into the start of the program (end of August).
When is the deadline for applications?
Admissions cycles run approximately one year before the start of the DVM program. For example, the 2023-24 Admissions Cycle starts in mid-May 2023, with the application deadline set for mid-September 2023 (September 18, 2023, 11:59 PM Eastern time, however, the exact date changes slightly from year-to-year depending on holidays).
Will I be notified if my application is incomplete?
No, only complete applications, designated by VMCAS as ‘verified’ will be considered. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all information is correctly entered into the system before the deadline – this includes having official transcripts sent to VMCAS on time for verification before the deadline. Also, there is an online situational judgement test (CASPer® ) that is required for each applicant. There is a limited number of available sessions each year, and the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they have completed a casper test before the annual deadline. Detailed information is available in the VMCAS portal.
Is an interview required for admission?
Yes, LIU-CVM will conduct multiple mini-interviews. The application packages will be reviewed and scored on both, academic and non-academic factors as described on the LIU-CVM website. Applicants will be ranked, and the top candidates invited for an online video interview with CVM Faculty.
When will I be notified if I am accepted?
Yes, offer letters are sent out as early as January, on a rolling basis.
What do I need to do if accepted?
If you receive an offer before April, you will need to accept the offer by the middle of April (exact date will be posted in the offer letter). If you receive an offer after mid-April, you will be given a time-limited period to accept the offer. An offer is accepted when you register online with LIU (instructions will be provided) and secured with a deposit – note that this deposit will go towards your tuition fees at the start of the program.
Can I transfer to LIU-CVM?
Transfer students can be accepted and the policy is disclosed in the Academic Bulletin posted on the website www.liu.edu/vetmed. Because the program has some unique curricular features, it will not be possible for students from all programs to easily transfer to an equivalent semester. These transfers need to be considered on an individual basis by the LIU-CVM Admissions Committee. There needs to be an open seat in the class you wish to join for that option to be a possibility. Accepted students can transfer to semesters 2 - 5 only.
When do classes start?
The first day of classes is typically held near the end of August – the exact date will be provided to you once you are registered.
What is the class size?
LIU-CVM class size is set at 100 students per year.
Does the University have on-campus housing?
Yes, graduate housing is available on campus. More information can be obtained from LIU Residence Life site.
How much will it cost to attend LIU-CVM?
The Cost-of attendance budget represents the estimated total cost to attend LIU-CVM for one academic year. Personal travel, travel to affiliated clinics and other miscellaneous expenses are variable and will depend on individual selection of clinical clerkships. Core Small Animal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery, Anesthesia, Emergency Medicine/ Critical care rotations will be conducted at affiliates within a 40 miles radius from campus or the student's home in the case of those residing in neighboring states (New Jersey, Connecticut).
2023 - 2024 Cost of Attendance, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
LIU-CVM was granted a Letter of Reasonable Assurance on October 16th, 2019, and Provisional Accreditation status on April 14th, 2020.
Students who graduate from a veterinary school or college operating under any classification of AVMA COE accreditation are considered graduates of an accredited school for the purposes of licensing examination. Graduates become fully licensed veterinarians upon successful completion of the program and passing The North American Veterinary Licensing Examination.
Is LIU-CVM approved in Canada?
AVMA- COE accreditation includes accreditation by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association.
What is a distributed model of Veterinary education?
The LIU-CVM is joining a growing number of institutions that provide clinical training through immersion in real-world community-based clinical practices. During the first three semesters, students will begin observational visits to affiliate practices and the clinical experience will culminate in full time engagement within practices carefully chosen to provide a balance between specialty practice and primary veterinary care. A partial list of affiliate practices can be found on the LIU-CVM website.
Can I visit the LIU College of Veterinary Medicine?