Veterinary Medicine (Pre-Vet)Print
Topics of Study
In this program, you will learn how to observe, diagnose, and treat injuries, illnesses, and diseases of animals. In a 2- or 4-year college, you will study basic biological and life sciences, social sciences, and humanities. In veterinary school, you will study in-depth the principles and procedures used to care and treat animals. You will have supervised clinical work in areas such as small animal surgery, horse/equine medicine and surgery, radiology and anesthesiology, and toxicology; and study basic veterinary science, preventive medicine, and nutrition.
- Completion of a two-year pre-veterinary program qualifies for work as a veterinary assistant.
- Completion of a bachelor's degree in pre-veterinary qualifies for application to a college of veterinary medicine.
- To obtain a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, you must complete four years of study at the graduate level.
- A graduate degree qualifies for specialization in one of several areas such as large or small animal medicine, veterinary infectious diseases, veterinary toxicology, or general veterinary clinical sciences.