About the Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program

Doctors of veterinary medicine are medical professionals whose primary responsibility is protecting the health and welfare of animals. Veterinarians diagnose and control animal diseases, treat sick and injured animals, prevent the transmission of animal diseases to people, and advise owners on proper care of pets and livestock. Veterinarians can work in a variety of settings, from rural care of livestock for a major corporation to wildlife preservation for the government. Most veterinary schools will require students to take the MCAT or the GRE as admission criteria. Requirements beyond core classes include: BIOL 208 Microbiology, BIOL 320 Vertebrate Physiology, BIOL 322 Genetics, CHEM 208 Analytical Chemistry, and BIOL/ CHEM 336 Biochemistry.

Program curriculum:

CORE 101: Drury Seminar
BIOL 172: Molecular Biology
BIOL 181: Mechanisms of Inheritance
CHEM 208/L: Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 238/238L: Inorganic Chemistry
MATH 231: Calculus I
MATH 227: Statistics
PHYS 211: General Physics I
PHYS 212: General Physics II
CHEM 315/315L: Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 415/415L: Advanced Organic Chemistry
ENGL 207: Expository Writing
BIOL 322: Genetics
BIOL/CHEM 336: Biochemistry
BIOL 378/379: Adv Human Physiology I & II
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Recommended Courses:
BIOL 208: Microbiology
BIOL 316: Comparative Anatomy
BIOL 305: Medical Terminology

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Recommended Course Progression (pdf)