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Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration


Please note that veterinary medicine programs typically vary for their requirements. Be sure to check all programs you are considering applying to early during your undergraduate career for specific pre-requisites needed to apply to that school's program. The information for this list was compiled from the 2015-2016 Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) website and listings for  veterinary medical schools in the United States.

Standardized Exam required for admission: Be sure to check schools of interest for the standardized test requirement. 
Typically the GRE is required and some schools accept a GRE or MCAT score.
Resource for national standards: 
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.

Required Courses:
BIO 201 Cellular and Molecular Foundations
BIO 303 Foundations in Genetics
BIO 330 Microbiology
BIO 324 Animal Nutrition
CHM 111, 111L Chemical Principles I & Lab
CHM 112, 112L Chemical Principles II & Lab
CHM 303, 303L Organic Chemistry I & Lab
CHM 304, 304L Organic Chemistry II & Lab
CHM 401 Biochemistry (with or without CHM 401L lab)
                  Check particular programs to see if lab is recommended
ENV 225 Data Analysis for Natural Sciences or other statistics class
MAT 210 Single Variable Calculus I (note that this course must be pre-req or co-req for PHY 211)
*Note that math requirements vary for programs which may require 1-2 math courses and may or may not require calculus. 
One year of physics is required and student must complete one of the following sequences:
PHY 201 College Physics I and PHY 202 College Physics II
PHY 211 University Physics I and PHY 212 University Physics II
Your physics sequence may be dependent on the requirements for your major.

In addition to the above, the following courses are recommended:

Math and Related Courses:
Additional math courses may not be needed if the student has taken calculus for physics courses.  Be sure to check programs as calculus may not be required and logic may be listed as an option instead of calculus. 
MAT 140 Precalculus (may be needed in preparation for calculus if required for program)
PHL 210 Introductory Logic

Natural Science Courses:
BIO 311 Animal Evolution
BIO 321 Animal Behavior
BIO 331 Cell Biology
BIO 213 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 214 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

Business Courses:
Consider a course in business, accounting or economics if you may want to start your own/join a private practice in the future.
ACC 207 Financial Accounting
BUS 218 Communications in Business
ECO 203 Macroeconomics

Consider starting Spanish or continuing it from high school to increase your ability to work with Spanish-speaking patients as this skill will be valuable with demographic trends in the United States.

Total: 52 Hrs for required courses.

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