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Veterinary Medicine

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!