- Covid-19 Updates
|Biology with lab, 2 semesters||BIOL 213/Cell Biology
|General Chemistry with lab, 2 semesters||CHEM 211 and 213
CHEM 212 and 214
|Organic Chemistry with lab, 2 semesters||CHEM 313 and 315
CHEM 314 and 318
|Biochemistry, 1 semester||BIOL 483 or CHEM 463
(Same course taught through different departments)
|College Physics with lab, 2 semesters||PHYS 243 and 244
PHYS 245 and 246
|Math, 2 semesters|
(Can vary by school)
|MATH 113/Calculus and
BIOL 214/Biostatistics or
|English, 2 semesters*||ENGH 101
*Honors students fulfill this through the Honors curriculum
|Humanities/Social Sciences, 2 semesters||Varies by school|
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges has identified a variety of veterinary settings that include private practice, corporate veterinary medicine, the federal government, the U.S. Army Corps and U.S. Air Force, research, teaching, public health, food supply medicine, global veterinary medicine, public policy and shelter medicine.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Veterinarians must complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M. or V.M.D.) degree at an accredited college of veterinary medicine. There are currently 28 colleges with accredited programs. A veterinary medicine program generally takes 4 years to complete and includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical components…All states and the District of Columbia require veterinarians to have a license. Licensing requirements vary by state, but all states require prospective veterinarians to complete an accredited veterinary program and to pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam.”
Employee Outlook and Earnings
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Veterinarians can be found online.
The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
VMCAS is a centralized service which allows applicants to use a single application process to apply to veterinary programs. It is the responsibility of the applicant to find out which schools participate and send individual applications to those that do not participate.