Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree should major in Biology. Students should review the admissions requirements for the veterinary schools of their choice. We recommend that students complete the following courses (in addition to major requirements) for preparation for admission and success in veterinary school:

  • BIOL2560 Nutrition
  • BIOL3120 Internship in Biological Sciences
  • BIOL3420 Human Anatomy
  • BIOL3440 Human Physiology
  • BIOL3500 Applied Pharmacology
  • BIOL4310 Biochemistry
  • BIOL4400 Immunology
  • BIOL4450 Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • MATH1380 Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH1510 Calculus I

During summers, students should consider internships or volunteer experiences at local veterinary hospitals or clinics to gain practical experience. Most students take the GRE exam (or MCAT for some schools) in April of their junior year and begin to apply to veterinary schools during the summer following their junior year. Early application using the VMCAS application service is strongly recommended.