Pre-Veterinary

Pre-Veterinary

Requirements for
Veterinary School
Some Schools
Require

Biology

  • BI 111/113 Concepts in Biology I & Lab
  • BI 112/114 Concepts in Biology II & Lab

Biology

  • BI 311 Cell Biology with Lab
  • BI 201/203 Genetics with Lab
  • BI 312 Systems Physiology with Lab
  • BI 230 Microbiology
  • Animal Nutrition (online)

Chemistry

  • CH 151/153 General Chemistry I & Lab
  • CH 152/154 General Chemistry II & Lab
  • CH 221/223 Organic Chemistry I & Lab
  • CH 222/224 Organic Chemistry II & Lab
  • CH 341/343 Biochemistry I & Lab

Chemistry

  • Biochemistry II and Lab

Physics

  • PY 111/113 Physics I & Lab
  • PY 112/114 Physics II & Lab
 

Math

  • MA 140 PreCalculus
    • or MA 151 Calculus
  • MA 131 Statistics

Math

  • MA 151 Calculus

Social Sciences

  • PS 110 Intro to Psychology
  • 3 Additional Credits

Business/Finance

  • 6 credits

English

  • FY 125 Freshman Seminar
  • EN 201 Experiencing Literature

English

  • a second writing course

Humanities

  • 9 credits
 

Undergraduate Research and Internships

Undergraduate research in the sciences is strongly recommended. Internships or experiences with both small and large animals (usually in a veterinary setting) are absolutely essential.

Veterinary Work Experience

  • Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport, CT
  • VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Shelton, CT
  • VCA Cheshire Animal Hospital, Cheshire, CT
  • VCA Shoreline Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk, CT
  • Norwalk Veterinary Hospital, Norwalk, CT
  • Animal Embassy, Stamford, CT
  • LEO Zoological Conservation Center, Greenwich, CT
  • Guilderland Animal Hospital, Guilderland, NY
  • Veterinary Surgery of New England, Durham, NH
  • Chester Animal Hospital, Chester, NJ
  • Califon Animal Hospital, Califon, NJ

Students should always check individual veterinary schools for individual course requirements. Individual schools have specific undergraduate curriculum requirements. The list above is a generic one.