Preveterinary medicine is a career interest rather than a major or formal program. Students prepare by taking courses to meet veterinary school admission requirements, studying to learn concepts and perform well academically, and shadowing or working in veterinary practices. They take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and apply for admission to veterinary schools, usually in the summer between the junior and senior year. Most people complete an undergraduate bachelor’s degree and major before entering veterinary school.
Veterinary schooling is four years of graduate-level, professional education and training. The only veterinary school in Kansas is the Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine.
The Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine requires
- English Composition I. Satisfied by ENGL 101 or ENGL 105.
- English Composition II. Satisfied by ENGL 102 or ENGL 205.
- Public Speaking. Satisfied by COMS 130 or COMS 131.
- Chemistry I with Lab. Satisfied by CHEM 130, CHEM 170 or CHEM 190.
- Chemistry I with Lab. Satisfied by CHEM 135, CHEM 175 or CHEM 195.
- General Organic Chemistry with Lab. Satisfied by CHEM 310 and CHEM 331.
- General Biochemistry. Satisfied by BIOL 600.
- Physics I with Lab. Satisfied by PHSX 114, PHSX 211 and PHSX 216, or PHSX 213.
- Physics II with Lab. Satisfied by PHSX 115, PHSX 212 and PHSX 236, or PHSX 214.
- Biology I with Lab. Satisfied by BIOL 150 or BIOL 151.
- Microbiology with Lab. Satisfied by BIOL 400 or BIOL 401, and BIOL 402.
- Genetics. Satisfied by BIOL 350 or BIOL 360.
- 12 credit hours of social sciences and/or humanities.
- And, enough electives to reach a total of 64 credit hours.
For more information, visit the website. Call 785-864-3500 to schedule an orientation or application meeting with the premedical advisor.