Department of Prehealth: Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Prepare Yourself.

An Avila University undergraduate degree is a great foundation for veterinary medical programs. The Pre-Veterinary Medicine Career Track is designed to meet prerequisite requirements for admission to most doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) programs. Students who are interested in veterinary medicine will be able to obtain the required courses for application to veterinary school at Avila. The following courses are required by many schools:

  • BI 111 General Biology: Cells and Genes
  • BI 112 General Biology: Ecology and Evolution
  • BI 250 General Microbiology
  • BI 318 Genetics
  • CH 135  General Chemistry I
  • CH 137 General Chemistry II
  • CH 216 Organic Chemistry I
  • CH 217 Organic Chemistry II
  • BI/CH 342 Biochemistry I
  • PH 231 General Physics I
  • PH 232 General Physics II
  • EN 111 Composition I: Rhetorical Discourse
  • EN 112 Composition II: Rhetorical Argument
  • CO 110 Fundamentals of Communication

Valuable resources for applicants to veterinary schools-

Central Application Service: VMCAS

Standardized Entrance Examination: GRE or MCAT

 Additional Information:
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges 
American Veterinary Medical Association 

Dean Darrin Smith, Ph.D.


Darrin Smith, Ph.D., Professor; Dean of the College of Science and Health
P: 816-501-3655 / E: darrin.smith

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