Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration
SchoolSchool 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.
Please visit our catalog for admission requirements and a full list of our courses.
Careers & Outcomes
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.
- Private practice veterinarian
- U.S. Public Health Service administrator