Pre-Veterinary Medicine Program Graceland University
Students interested in pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree should major in Biology. Students should review the admissions requirements for the veterinary schools of their choice.
During summers, students should consider internships or volunteer experiences at local veterinary hospitals or clinics to gain practical experience. Most students take the GRE exam (or MCAT for some schools) in April of their junior year and begin to apply to veterinary schools during the summer following their junior year. Early application using the VMCAS application service is strongly recommended.
We recommend that students complete the following courses (in addition to major requirements) to prepare for admission and success in veterinary school:
- BIOL3120 Internship in Biological Sciences
- BIOL3310 Molecular Genetics
- BIOL3420 Human Anatomy
- BIOL3440 Human Physiology
- BIOL4310 Biochemistry
- BIOL4400 Immunology
- BIOL4460 Cell and Cancer Biology
- HLTH2560 Nutrition
- MATH1370 Statistics for Sciences
- MATH1510 Calculus I
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