Contract/State Programs

ISU UNL-Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine (ISU CVM) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UNL IANR) have established the ISU-UNL Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine (ISU-UNL PPVM). Under this program, 26 Nebraska resident students who are admitted to ISU will enroll and complete the first two years of the veterinary curriculum at UNL and the last two years at ISU. The 26 Nebraska resident students will pay ISU resident veterinary tuition for all four years of enrollment with the tuition for the first two years paid to UNL and for the last two years to ISU. Only verified Nebraska residents are eligible for admission to the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.

NEW as of the 2022-2023 application cycle: Students apply to the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine (PPVM) through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) selecting the UNL PPVM option. Nebraska residents must select UNL PPVM to be considered for the ISU-UNL 2+2 Program. Nebraskans who also wish to be considered in the Iowa State non-resident pool must select Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine as one of the additional programs (additional VMCAS fee applies) and complete the ISU CVM Supplemental Application. All UNL PPVM applicants must submit an online Nebraska Residency Application to the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.

Please see the UNL PPVM website for details on the PPVM application and selection process.

North Dakota

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine contracts with the State of North Dakota to offer a limited number of positions to North Dakota residents. The total number of positions available each year is determined by the State of North Dakota, however, there have been 4 contract positions available each year over the past several years. North Dakota residents admitted under this contract pay Iowa resident tuition.

For further information on this contract and to request residency paperwork contact:

North Dakota University System
ND State Capitol Building
600 East Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 21`
Bismarck, ND 58505-0602
Phone: 701-328-2906

The deadline for application to this program is October 15 of the year you submit your application to the College of Veterinary Medicine.