Smiling veterinarian assessing a happy bulldog
  • Program Type
    Concentration
  • School
    School of Arts & Sciences

Prepare for success in a highly competitive, rewarding health care field. Be a servant leader in your profession and your community.

What You’ll Learn

Your coursework will have a strong focus on biology and the sciences, preparing you for acceptance to an accredited veterinary school with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program. Although the 10-course pre-veterinary medicine concentration can be taken with any Mary undergraduate program, the majority of pre-veterinary students major in biology.

Gain valuable real-world experience.

In the pre-veterinary practicum, you’ll work closely with a local veterinarian and get experience in the field prior to applying to veterinary school, a highly competitive process in which less than half of applicants are accepted.

Prepare for veterinary school.

In addition to your coursework, you can engage in independent research projects, seminars, and panel discussions that will help you get into — and succeed in — veterinary school.

Be mentored by experienced faculty.

You’ll receive individual attention in small-class settings and work closely with faculty who are distinguished educators and recognized leaders in their areas.

Strengthen your skills of servant leadership.

Develop the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values of servant leadership that distinguish a Mary education and are much-needed in all health-related professions.

Course Requirements

Please visit our catalog for a list of all courses and credits.

Careers & Outcomes

Employment Trends

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of veterinarians will increase by 16% through 2029, four times faster than the average for all occupations. Veterinarians work in diverse settings, including private clinics and hospitals, farms, laboratories, and classrooms.

Career Paths

  • Private practice veterinarian
  • Researcher
  • Educator
  • Consultant
  • U.S. Public Health Service administrator

Take Your Next Step in Pre-Veterinary Medicine