Pre-veterinary programs are hard to find, but a few colleges around the country do offer excellent preparation for pursuing a doctorate degree in veterinary studies. Veterinary studies is a fascinating degree choice that leads to a challenging a high paying career. While you need a doctorate degree to practice veterinary medicine, studying at a college with a pre-veterinary program can give you a head start against the competition.
Kansas State’s pre-veterinary program is one of the best in the country. It allows undergraduates to learn from experts in the field while fulfilling any requirements necessary to enter veterinary school upon graduation. They have a dedicated staff and excellent facilities for teaching both in the classroom and in the lab.
NDSU has an entire department titled the department of veterinary and microbiological services. Like many institutes they do not offer a degree in pre-veterinary studies. Instead students graduate with a degree in microbiology and a certificate in animal health management. This certificate tells perspective doctoral programs that you have completed all the entrance requirements and are extremely serious about studying veterinary medicine.
MSU has one of the biggest and most prestigious veterinary programs in the country. Because they have a post graduate veterinary program on site, undergraduates studying veterinary science have the benefit of teachers, technology, and opportunities that most undergraduate universities don’t have.
They offer degrees in a number of veterinary fields including technology. These can be a great way to begin getting hands on experience as an undergraduate and may make you a more desirable candidate to other schools if you pair that degree with one in biology.
These pre-veterinary programs can be extremely difficult to get into, but they will prepare you for veterinary school and will get you well on your way to attaining your goal of becoming a vet.