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Miami University at Oxford Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Whether you are just visiting our website or considering a visit to our campus, I know you will discover that Miami is a special, even unique, place, nationally recognized as a student-centered university that provides a strong foundation in the traditional liberal arts. Miami seeks academically ambitious undergraduates who will lead intellectually vigorous and productive lives, who will succeed, serve, and lead.
Miami is also known for its selected graduate programs and for productive scholars who greatly value teaching and intense engagement with students. This unique combination of attributes establishes Miami as a "university of the third kind," one that offers the excitement and opportunities of a major university, while providing the personalized learning environment found at much smaller colleges.
Miami has a rich history as one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished public universities. It maintains its classic beauty and sense of great tradition amid the energy spurred by discovery and imagination. I feel privileged to be a part of this university and invite you to learn more about Miami by exploring the links below, connecting to other pages on this site, or better yet, by visiting the campus described by poet Robert Frost as "the most beautiful college there is."
Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. It is deeply committed to student success, builds great student and alumni loyalty, and empowers its students, faculty, and staff to become engaged citizens who use their knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of our global society.
Miami provides the opportunities of a major university while offering the personalized attention found in the best small colleges. It values teaching and intense engagement of faculty with students through its teacher-scholar model, by inviting students into the excitement of research and discovery. Miami's faculty are nationally prominent scholars and artists who contribute to Miami, their own disciplines and to society by the creation of new knowledge and art. The University supports students in a highly involving residential experience on the Oxford campus and provides access to students, including those who are time and place bound, on its regional campuses. Miami provides a strong foundation in the traditional liberal arts for all students, and it offers nationally recognized majors in arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, and fine arts, as well as select graduate programs of excellence. As an inclusive community, Miami strives to cultivate an environment where diversity and difference are appreciated and respected.
Miami instills in its students intellectual depth and curiosity, the importance of personal values as a measure of character, and a commitment to life-long learning. Miami emphasizes critical thinking and independent thought, an appreciation of diverse views, and a sense of responsibility to our global future.
History
Named after the Miami Indians who once resided in Ohio, Miami University is one of the oldest public institutions in the country.
Miami was chartered in 1809 and opened its doors to students in 1823. Miami University's reputation grew quickly, and it became known as the "Yale of the West." During the 1870s and early 1880s, the school closed its doors due to a lack of funds, but in 1885, classes resumed after the Ohio legislature appropriated twenty thousand dollars to allow Miami to reopen.
One of Miami University's most famous graduates was Benjamin Harrison, who later became a President of the United States. Professor William Holmes McGuffey taught at Miami from 1826 to 1836, the year the first and second Eclectic Readers were published. Additionally, three national fraternities originated at Miami University: Phi Delta Theta, Beta Theta Pi, and Sigma Chi.
Traditions
Tradition is an important part of life at Miami, and learning Miami's traditions is an important way for new students to become a part of the Miami Community.
Admission to vet schools is highly competitive and vet schools choose among many talented and qualified students. A high overall GPA and high GPA in science classes are critical. Other important factors are:
veterinary work experience (paid or volunteer) and other animal-oriented experience
competitive Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores
at least 2 strong letters of recommendation from veterinarians
evidence of work ethic and leadership potential
performance at a personal interview
strong interpersonal skills

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Miami University
501 E. High St.
Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 529-1809
info@muohio.edu 
http://www.cas.muohio.edu/

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