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Veterinary Medicine

Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences

Students interested in being veterinarians or in other health science careers (medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, physical therapy, and others) can effectively work toward their goals at Westminster College.

In completing a B.S. from Westminster that includes the recommended courses listed below, students will satisfy the requirements for admission to many veterinary schools in the United States. However, specific required and recommended courses of study vary for each vet school, so individual advising attention is key to student acceptance to post-graduate study.

Further information is available from the chair of the Medical Professions Advisory Committee, Dr. Marosh Furimsky (Department of Biology).

Recommended courses (regardless of major):

BIO 201 Cell Biology and Genetics
BIO 202 Evolution, Form and Function
BIO 203 Biodiversity and Ecology
BIO 206 Biostatistics and Experimental Design
CHE 117 Principles of Chemistry
CHE 180 Inorganic Chemistry
CHE 261 Organic Chemistry I
CHE 262 Organic Chemistry II
PHY 141 Foundations of Physics I OR PHY 151 Principles of Physics I
PHY 142 Foundations of Physics II OR PHY 152 Principles of Physics II

 

What can you do with a Veterinary Medicine degree?

Imagine yourself a veterinarian, vet technician, lab technician, forest service worker (fish and wildlife divisions), or employee of the Bureau of Land Management.