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Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Veterinarians specialize in the care and prevention, 管理, 诊断, and treatment of injury or disease in animals. In addition to caring for animals in a private practice, veterinarians today may work in public health, food resource 管理, wildlife conservation, or marine biology.

Becoming a veterinarian requires a 4-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. As there are only 30 accredited programs in veterinary medicine in the US, placement into one of these programs is highly competitive. Students passionate about a career in veterinary medicine need to demonstrate academic excellence and a dedication to the field through volunteerism or hands-on work 与 animals to be accepted into a graduate program. Purdue University currently offers the only DVM program in Indiana.

Pre-Requisite 课程s

The admission criteria for each Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program vary. While the following table includes typical pre-requisite courses for veterinary programs in the US, students should work 与 their advisor(s) to ensure all pre-requisite courses are completed in a timely fashion. Additional upper-level 生物学 and 化学 courses may be recommended or required for some programs.

Introductory 生物学2、w /实验室BIO203 and BIO204
Microbiology1、w /实验室BIO214 or BIO340
动物学1、w /实验室BIO373
生物化学1、w /实验室BIO311/312 or BIO411/412L
General 化学2、w /实验室CHE140/141L and CHE142/143L
Organic 化学2、w /实验室CHE305 and CHE306
General 物理2、w /实验室PHY110 and PHY111
统计数据一个BIO205 or MAT130

Preparing a Competitive Application

Admission to veterinary schools is highly competitive. To distinguish yourself as a candidate, students should thoroughly explore the mission and requirements of all programs to which they hope to apply. At Marian, meet early and often 与 your advisor to stay on track for a successful application.

A competitive candidate will generally:

  • Demonstrate strong academic performance in all courses, 与 a particular focus on science courses (GPA 3.6 or higher strongly recommended)
  • Score well on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), as necessary. Many veterinary programs require the GRE, but not all. Also, some programs will accept the MCAT instead of the GRE.
  • Demonstrate extensive familiarity 与 the field of veterinary medicine to gain an understanding of the expectations of the profession through a combination of
    • Shadowing several veterinarians in different specialties (routine care, companion animals, 食用动物, large animals) to gain exposure to the field
    • Volunteering or work 与 a veterinarian to gain a realistic perspective of the profession
    • Getting involved in community service, volunteerism, and co-curricular activities
    • Seeking leadership opportunities in clubs, organizations, church, or sports
    • Conducting independent research to better understand the scientific literature
  • Exhibit strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work 与 a diverse group of people, and a desire to help others

Want to Know More?

Trisha Staab, Ph.D.
Director of Pre-Medicine and Pre-Health Professions
(317) 955-6544

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264

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