vet med student with dog in underwater rehab


 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the state’s flagship public university, is located in central Illinois about three hours south of Chicago, two hours east from Indianapolis and about three hours north of St. Louis, MO.  The College of Veterinary Medicine is the only DVM program in the state and has been graduating Doctors of Veterinary  Medicine since 1948.  Our graduates are in huge demand and that demand is growing as society recognizes the importance of veterinarians in areas such as industry and government positions related to biomedical research and public health. 

We invite you to come visit and explore our campus, tour our facilities and see for yourself why the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois is a wonderful choice for you.  Students lead our tours so you will have the chance to visit with a student that is currently in the DVM program.  Where better to hear about what it takes to become a veterinarian? 

Tours of the College are available for those of high school age or older through the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Contact us at admissions@vetmed. or 217/265-0380.  

  • Student-led tours are conducted over the noon hour on Mondays and Thursdays.  All guests must make an appointment. 
  • This policy applies to prospective applicants; former faculty, staff, and students; and the general public.  We are unable to accommodate “walk-in” guests. 
  • Tours will not be available on University holidays and breaks or during exam periods. 

Spring Semester -- Student-led tours resume the first week of February and end the first week in May. Tours will not be offered during Spring Break in March.

Summer—Student-led tours are available in June and July.  Tours are not available in August due to new student Orientation and preparation for the Fall Semester.

Fall Semester—Student-led tours resume after Labor Day and end the first week in December.  Tours will not be offered during the week of Thanksgiving. 

Group Tours—High School and college level group tours are available in a limited number each semester and only Monday-Friday between 10:00-2:00.  Group tours are not available on evenings or weekends.  These tours provide information for groups of applicants, potential applicants, or those student groups.

Open House—The College’s Open House is an annual event now held the first Sunday in October.  Open House is a great opportunity to see the best of what the College has to offer and learn about the various careers associated with Veterinary Medicine.  This event is free and open to the public.  For more information visit:


You may also wish to arrange for a visit from our Student Outeach Program