Why Study Pre-Veterinary Medicine?
Major | Animal Science | CAFES/CAS
Do you want to become a veterinarian someday? Our Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program is designed to help you meet the requirements for admission into a school or college of veterinary medicine. Most pre-vet students are animal science, dairy science, biology or chemistry majors, as many courses in those majors overlap with pre-vet program requirements. Other majors, however, are also possible.
Students have the greatest chance of acceptance into a veterinary school in the state in which they reside. For most UWRF students these schools are the University of Wisconsin-Madison or the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Our recommended curriculum exceeds the minimum requirements for admission into several Midwestern veterinary schools. Based on the experience of our many successful pre-vet students, we recommend that students complete the full degree program in order to be better prepared for veterinary school.
A bachelor's degree is not required to be accepted into veterinary school as long as the prerequisite courses have been completed. The 3+1 program is designed for pre-vet students who are accepted into veterinary school prior to completing their bachelor's degree in animal science or dairy science. Students who have completed at least three years at UWRF - after successful completion of their first year of veterinary school - may obtain an animal science or dairy science degree from UWRF.
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Skills and Learning Outcomes
- Understand scientific disciplines related to animals including nutrition, genetics, anatomy, physiology, behavior, welfare and metabolism.
- Manage various animals, including livestock, horses, dogs and other species.
Types of Courses
- Animal Health
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Companion Animals
- Domestic Animal Nutrition
- Foundations of Biochemistry
- Introduction to Animal Science
- Pets in Society
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