Veterinary Medicine Colleges and Programs

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Female veterinarian checking ear
of a black lab
A major in Pre-veterinary Medicine is
designed for aspiring students who are
intent on attending veterinary school.
Veterinarians are skilled medical
professionals that care for
animals-diagnosing and treating their
health issues, preventing illness from
occurring-basically ensuring their health
and well-being. Veterinarians often choose
to specialize with small animals or
working with large animals (such as horse,
cows, livestock, etc.), but there are
plenty of vets who are capable of working
with animals of all sizes.

Pre-veterinary Medicine majors and degree
programs at most colleges and universities
include courses in science and math that
most veterinary schools require as a
prerequisite for admittance. Biology,
chemistry, (specifically organic
chemistry) and other science courses will
make up a large part of a student’s
curriculum, as well as classes in zoology
and animal science. Finding a good
internship or volunteering in a
veterinarians office are both useful ways
to augment your studies and get some good
experience that will help prepare you for
and qualify you enter a good veterinary
school.

However, the majority of veterinary
schools don’t require that candidate major
in Pre-veterinary Medicine. The most
important things veterinary schools
consider when evaluating candidates is a
strong background in science and math-and,
if possible, actual veterinary experience
(i.e. internships, volunteer work, etc.)

Veterinary majors, programs and career
specialties include:

  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical
    Sciences
  • Veterinary Sciences/veterinary
    Clinical Sciences, General
  • Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary Physiology
  • Veterinary Microbiology and
    Immunobiology
  • Veterinary Pathology and
    Pathobiology
  • Veterinary Toxicology and
    Pharmacology
  • Large Animal/food Animal and Equine
    Surgery and Medicine
  • Small/companion Animal Surgery and
    Medicine
  • Comparative and Laboratory Animal
    Medicine
  • Veterinary Preventive Medicine,
    Epidemiology, and Public Health
  • Veterinary Infectious Diseases
  • Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical
    Sciences, Other

Colleges and universities providing
accredited Veterinary Medicine programs
include: