Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to protect public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals. Veterinarians treat the injuries and illnesses of pets and other animals with a variety of medical equipment, including surgical tools and x-ray and ultrasound machines.
Veterinary medicine programs generally expect students to have completed an undergraduate degree, and may specifically require a Bachelor of Science. Students must take introductory courses in chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and animal science.
Consult our Pre-Veterinary Curriculum, a general guide to undergraduate preparation for pre-veterinary students.
*It is the responsibility of the student to check in with the various program applications for exact required coursework*
Typically accepted students complete their degree with a GPA of 3.2 (overall and in science courses). Use our GPA Calculator Spreadsheet to see where you stand.
For the most up to date information, students are encouraged to review the Veterinary Medical School Admissions Requirements (VMSAR)
Students are also encouraged to begin thinking about their application timeline: