Veterinary medicine applies the knowledge of medical science to vertebrate animals. It is the guardian of health for billions of domestic animals, livestock, and laboratory animals.
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree currently requires at least two years of undergraduate work (usually four) and four years in veterinary school. Undergraduate requirements vary from school to school and it is the student's responsibility to know the specific requirements for the schools you wish to attend. Many schools require:
There are 28 schools of veterinary medicine in the United States, and several in the Caribbean. Admission is very competitive, and applicants are rated on the following criteria:
Most veterinary schools use a common application system Veterinary Medical College Application service (VMCAS). You can find more information from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
For more information about Pre-Veterinary preparation in the biology major at USI contact:
For more information about Pre-Veterinary preparation in the biochemistry major at USI contact: