Pre-Veterinary Medicine

  • Pre-Vet

  • Program Designation: Pre-Professional

    Program Contact: Mulcahy, Mary

    Academic Division: Biological and Health Sciences

    Program Description:

    Do you love animals? No, do you really love them? So much that you want to treat them when they're sick? And, help them stay healthy and happy? Then you may want to be a veterinarian. 

    To be a veterinarian, you'll need a doctor of veterinary medicine degree. But first, you'll need a bachelor's degree. You can do that on our campus. Most students in veterinary school now majored in biology. 

    Each vet school may have specific requirements, in addition to the minimum courses required by most of them. So, we advise you to check with the vet school of your choice before you complete your bachelor's degree. 

    And, having veterinary-related experience is extremely important before applying to vet school. To get experience, you can work, volunteer or intern in veterinary clinics, farms, zoos, wildlife parks or ranches.

    What can you do with a degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.

    Transfer Program Requirements

    Minimum prerequisites include:


    • Social Sciences and/or Humanities - 6-10 Credits

    Highly recommended electives:

    • Statistics - 4 Credits


    Veterinary-related experience is extremely important. This can be gained through paid employment, volunteer work, or internships and may be done in veterinary clinics, farms, zoos, wildlife parks, or ranches. Students should keep a daily time and activity log of their veterinary-related experiences.

    Please be advised

    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.