Academic Catalog and Handbooks

2023-2024 Edition

Veterinary Medicine

Advisor: Clark Cotton

Graduate programs in veterinary medicine consider majors in any discipline to be acceptable for admission. However, significant coursework in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics are prerequisites for entry. Entrance requirements for schools of veterinary medicine vary; students should inform themselves of the courses required by the school which they plan to attend. A pre-requisite chart for entrance into all veterinary schools can be found at Admission to veterinary medicine programs is competitive and the admission process considers courses, grades, performance on Graduate Record Exam, animal experience, veterinary medicine exposure, personal interviews at the veterinary schools during the senior year, and letters of evaluation. General information can be found at the Veterinary Application site ( or at the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (