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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Veterinary Program

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Health Related Professions Advising Committee

Associate Professor

Dr. Sheryl Smith (coordinator)
Dr. Wesley Rose

Assistant Professor

Dr. Megan Wright

Related Fields of Study


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in the Health Professions

About the Pre-Veterinary Program

Arcadia University offers several routes for completion of the requirements for admission to schools of veterinary medicine. Majors in Biology or Chemistry are most commonly pursued by students interested in veterinary medicine, but schools will accept students with excellent records in other majors, provided they have adequate preparation in the basic sciences and mathematics. The pre-health adviser assists students with the application process and choice of schools.

Some schools require additional Mathematics or Chemistry as well as Biochemistry and/or Microbiology

These requirements may be met with the following courses:

Additional Information

Students are advised to check with the schools to which they intend to apply to determine which of the Mathematics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Microbiology courses are prerequisites for admission.

Satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for admission. The GRE may be taken in the spring or summer of the junior year or the fall of the senior year for students who plan to enter veterinary school immediately following graduation.

In addition to prerequisite coursework, students are expected to have gained practical experience with veterinary medicine by either working or volunteering in facilities where veterinary medicine is practiced, such as veterinary clinics, zoos, or animal husbandry facilities. Some schools may have specific hour requirements for these experiences. A strong background in liberal arts and study abroad experiences are considered favorably. Other courses recommended as electives include the following:

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