Degree Programs

Pre-Veterinary Program

Pre-Veterinary Medicine is a program of study designed to meet the requirements for admission into a school or college of veterinary medicine. It is a pre-professional program indicating an interest in entering veterinary school and becoming a veterinarian. Most pre-veterinary students declare majors in animal science, dairy science, chemistry, or biology, as these programs share many courses with the pre-vet curriculum.

The UW-River Falls recommended curriculum exceeds the minimum requirements for admission to some veterinary colleges, including UW-Madison and the University of Minnesota. Based on the experiences of its many successful pre-veterinary students, UW-River Falls recommends that students complete the full program in order to be better prepared for veterinary school. Exact courses and the sequence of courses will vary based on the declared major.

Scott Ballantyne

Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Biology Advisor:


Dr. Scott Ballantyne

Biology Department
405 Agricultural Science Building