Is your career goal to become a veterinarian? Do you want to be an animal doctor? Are you searching for schools that have a pre-veterinary science program? Wondering which colleges are the best to help aspiring veterinarians get into medical school? Are you just looking for the best pre-vet colleges?
Below are a few colleges with pre-vet majors. Please note, that you do not necessarily have to attend one of these programs to get into veterinary school. In fact, some vet students have bachelor’s degrees in biology, animal science, biochemistry, chemistry and even other degrees.
Texas A&M University and West Texas A&M University
Both Texas A&M in College Station, TX and West Texas A&M in Canyon offer a pre-veterinary medicine major. It is a fairly competitive program, and is one of the nation’s best pre-vet schools. As with all pre-vet colleges, you are required to take classes such as organic chemistry, animal biology, plant biology and more. Click here to visit the website of Texas A&M. You can visit the WTAMU website here. Some of our nation’s best veterinarians are alumni of Texas A&M.
Oklahoma State University
A second reputable university that offers a pre-vet major is OSU in Stillwater, OK. It has a beautiful campus and over 30,000 students each year. You can visit their website here to learn more about their animal science program, and pre-veterinary animal science degree.
University of Arizona
Another college that offers a bachelor’s degree in pre-veterinary science is the University of Arizona. If you are from Arizona or one of the surrounding states, this might be the choice for you. You can learn more about their pre-vet program here. The University of Arizona is located in Tucson.
Michigan State University
A fourth option to consider is Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. It has been helping students achieve their dreams since 1855. You can read more about their pre-veterinary program here. If you live in Michigan, or would like to, this school might be the choice for you. They, like most universities, offer study abroad programs. It is the eight largest university in the US.
University of Nebraska
Another reputable college with a pre-vet program is the University of Nebraska. Their college of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) has a pre-veterinary medicine program. You can read more about it here. Like all programs, you will have a chance to work as a student employee through their research programs and veterinary diagnostic services.
These are just five wonderful schools for aspiring veterinarians to consider. For more insight on a career in veterinary medicine, please read “Pros and Cons of Becoming a Veterinarian.”
If you are still exploring careers, some helpful articles to read are “High Demand Science Jobs that Pay Over $60,000 a Year” and “Jobs that Pay Over $100,000 a Year.” You also might read “How to Decide on a College Major” and “How to Find a Job Shadow Experience.”
If you have considered becoming a vet tech instead, please read “Veterinary Technician Schools in Texas.”
Good luck as you make decisions on your future! Happy Learning!