Pre-Veterinary Medicine

What is "pre-vet"?

"Pre-vet" is a term used to describe students who plan to enter veterinary school after graduating from college. You should know that there is rarely if ever a "pre-vet" major at any college. When a student is "pre-vet", he or she is not only taking the classes required for admission to veterinary school, but also has a major in a specific subject matter area. A student can choose any major and still go to veterinary school as long as he or she has 1) successfully completed the courses required for admission to veterinary school, 2) has both a strong science and overall college GPA, and 3) has demonstrated a dedicated interest in veterinary medicine.

What courses are required for admission to veterinary school?

Students are responsible for verifying all pre-requisite courses with the Pharmacy school of their choice. Typically, Pharmacy school admissions committees require the following courses to be taken in college:

  • Algebra/Statistics/Calculus
  • Biology (full year)
  • English composition
  • General biochemistry
  • General chemistry (full year)
  • General psychology
  • General sociology
  • Genetics (one semester)
  • Microbiology (one semester)
  • Organic chemistry with labs (full year)
  • Physics (full year)