Veterinary Technology - On-Campus

The Veterinary Technology program is a science based veterinary nursing program. We offer three degree options: Bachelor of Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degree and Bachelor of Science completion option, for graduates from AVMA accredited veterinary technology programs wishing to complete a Bachelor degree.

The Purdue Veterinary Technology Program has been fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) since 1976

Fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association since 1976

For all applicants:

The Purdue University Veterinary Technology Program is a competitive admissions program. For questions, please contact the Veterinary Technology Office at or by phone at 765-496-6579 to speak with an academic advisor. 

Program Information

Program Curricula

Click here to view Baccalaureate Degree Curriculum

Click here to view Associate of Applied Science Curriculum

Click here to view Baccalaureate Degree Completion Curriculum

Preparing for the Competitive Admissions Process

Admission is a competitive admissions process based on the following criteria:

  • Academic ability (overall academic performance with emphasis on math and science grades, SAT/ACT scores, writing skills)
  • Experience (animal care, veterinary health care exposure, general work experience)
  • Evidence of self-motivation, self-determination, veterinary technology career awareness, leadership, and awareness of the VT Program
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age prior to entering clinical courses.

Each VT Class contains a maximum of 30 students. There is one class per year.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Visit the Purdue Admissions website to view admissions criteria.

For questions on admissions requirements and procedures, contact the Purdue University Office of Admissions.

Office of Admissions
Schleman Hall of Student Services
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-0544

Admissions Procedure Instructions

Application Process

August - November 1

  • New Beginners (first time college students)

December 15 - February 1

  • Current and former Purdue students
  • Transfer students (regional campuses & other colleges)

Required Interview

Purdue University hosts a required interview for all of those who are invited. Interviews are held in January for New Beginners and in March for current/former Purdue students and transfer students.

Students invited for interviews will be notified by the university on or after January 15, 2018.  Interviews for those students will be on the Purdue West Lafayette campus on Saturday,  January 27, 2018.  In case of inclement weather, interviews will be held on February 3, 2018. 

Click the appropriate link below to view the admissions procedure instructions:

Why Purdue?

The Purdue Advantage:

  • Educating the entire veterinary team
  • Small class size
  • One-on-one interaction with faculty
  • Hands-on animal learning sessions from day one
  • National award winning educators
  • Emphasis on international learning experiences
  • Diverse and inclusive environment
  • Access to faculty-led research experiences
  • Focus on developing student leadership skills
  • Opportunities for community engagement

Additional Links

Office 365
ITaP Technical Support

For questions about admission requirements and procedures, please contact: 

Office of Admissions
Schleman Hall of Student Services
475 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-0544
Phone: 765-494-1776 

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, 625 Harrison Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-7607

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