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A career in veterinary medicine gives students the opportunity to model the best in themselves through their compassionate attention to animals' health, welfare, and conservation. Never before has animal life been of greater interest to our increasingly urbanized society or of greater importance to our agricultural production of food. And, never before has our obligation to care for animals been higher.
Although not a requirement for veterinary school admissions, students pursuing veterinary medicine may major in biology with a preveterinary emphasis and receive the advising they need to be well-prepared for veterinary schools around the world.
Early consultation with preveterinary advisors in the biology department and CLAS Academic Advising Center is strongly encouraged. It is also important to determine program specific requirements for the veterinary schools where you will apply.
Undergraduate students in this major study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.
In addition to completing core biology courses, preveterinary medicine students take courses in:
Students become veterinarians, or professionals in related fields, such as:
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
Visit the Admissions website for undergraduate requirements.
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