Veterinary schools are graduate professional schools that award the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. While only undergraduate prerequisite courses are required for admission to many Veterinary schools, a Bachelor's degree will better prepare a student for the rigors of the Veterinary school curriculum. Students who desire to apply to Veterinary school should also consider veterinary experience as many Veterinary schools require this for admission.

Courses for Veterinary School Preparation

Veterinary schools vary widely on the course requirements for admission. A variety of commonly required and recommended courses have been compiled for student reference. Provided the necessary required courses for admission are fulfilled, any Bachelor's program would be an acceptable choice. One choice that includes most of the required courses for admission to Veterinary school is the Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. To be certain that all required courses are completed in a timely fashion, a recommended schedule of courses has also been provided. Interested students should still consult the desired Veterinary school(s) for specific course requirements. See our Veterinary Preparation Checklist.

Veterinary School Admissions Test

Either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or the Medical College Aptitude Test (MCAT) is required for admissions consideration to Veterinary schools.

Application for Veterinary School Admission

The Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) is utilized by many Veterinary schools throughout the nation for admissions application processing.