Veterinarians play a major role in the health care of pets, livestock, laboratory animals, zoo animals, and animals as related to public health. Veterinarians work in food safety, sanitation, and research. Most veterinarians work in private practice, research centers, government agencies, and in the food industry.
– Ted Johnson, Finding Your Way to a Career in the Health Professions
Undergraduate requirements (varies by program):
|Biology (3 courses)||BIO 150, BIO 227, BIO 233|
|General chemistry (2 courses)||CHEM 125, CHEM 126*|
|Organic chemistry (2 courses)||CHEM 247/253, CHEM 248/254|
|Biochemistry (1 courses)||CHEM 379|
|Physics (2 courses)||PHYS 124, PHYS 125|
|Math (1 course)||MATH 120|
|English (2 courses)||Variety of course options|
- CHEM 125 (Fall), CHEM 126 (Spring)
- CHEM 121 (Fall), CHEM 123 (Interim), CHEM 126 (Spring)
- CH/BI 125 (Fall), CH/BI 126 (Interim), CH/BI 127 (Spring, also counts as a semester of General Biology)
All schools require a significant number of hours of observation in veterinary medicine.
AAVMC – Costs $195 for the first school and $100 for each additional school.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine programs are four years in length.
- Diane Angell, Biology Department
- Extension: 3101
- Office: Regents Hall 434
- All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot
- Animal Hospital by Stephen Sawicki
- The Horse Doctor Is In by Brent Kelley
- Most of My Patients Are Animals by Robert M. Miller
- Tell Me Where it Hurts by Nick Trout
- Equine ER by Leslie Guttman
- Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow by Jan Pol with David Fischer