The course work required for such a preparation is basically the same as the premed program. There are many laboratories and veterinary offices where you can volunteer or do an internship.
The following is a sample of course requirements from two schools:
|VA Tech||Ohio State|
|English: 6 semester hours||English: 3-4 semester hours|
|General Chemistry: 8 semester hours||Chemistry: 10 semester hours|
|Organic Chemistry: 8 semester hours||Organic Chemistry: 4 semester hours|
|General Biology: 8 semester hours||Biology: 6-8 semester hours|
|Genetics: A suggested elective||Genetics: 3-4 semester hours|
|Math: 6 semester hours||Math: 3-4 semester hours|
|Biochemistry: 3 semester hours||Biochemistry: 3-4 semester hours|
|Physics: 8 semester hours||Physics: 6-8 semester hours|
|Microbiology: a suggested elective||Microbiology: 4/8 semester hours|
|Humanities/Social Sciences: 6 semester hours||Humanities: 14 semester hours|
|Electives: see recommended list!||Electives: 6-8 semester hours|
These are the recommended classes for two vet schools, but every school is slightly different. Make sure you look into the school's requirements before you apply!
Remember, admissions to vet school is extremely competitive, try to have your cumulative GPA at BC graduation well over 3.0!