Pre-Veterinary Medicine

What is pre-veterinary medicine?

Pre-veterinary medicine is a career field that requires degrees beyond a four-year undergraduate degree. The pre-pharmacy major is comprised of the basic courses required for an undergraduate degree in pursuit of more advanced degrees.

Success factors

If you are motivated, passionate and enjoy learning and understanding principles governing life processes at all levels – molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological – studying biology is for you!

Career possibilities

  • Teaching
  • Researcher
  • Zoological/Wildlife medicine
  • Public health
  • Regulatory medicine
“The undergraduate courses I was able to take at Hesston College prepared me very well for my continued undergraduate studies and also for my veterinary education. The classes were challenging, relevant and transferred easily.”
— Mike Oesch, D.V.M., class of 1991

Majoring in pre-veterinary medicine

Opportunities to serve as a tutor and department assistant, privileges reserved for upperclassmen at most schools.

Pre-veterinary medicine curriculum

The pre-veterinary curriculum will provide you with the strong educational foundation you will need for upper-level studies and advanced degrees. Academic advisors work one-on-one with students to ensure requirements are met for a seamless transition to continuing education and professional careers. The curriculum follows a general biology curriculum.

Sample curriculum – associate degree in pre-veterinary medicine

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