Pre-Veterinary Studies

The admission requirements for Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and other veterinary schools throughout the United States most often include an earned bachelor’s degree with the following: 8 semester hours of general animal nutrition and science; 16 semester hours of introductory and advanced biology; 8 semester hours of general chemistry; 8 semester hours of organic chemistry; 8 semester hours of biochemistry; 3 semester hours of communication; 12 semester of English composition, literature, and technical writing; 6 semester hours of mathematics; and 8 semester hours of physics.  With that said, Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Science, which is the only veterinary college in Texas, does accept applications from students who have not as of yet completed an undergraduate degree. As detailed on its website: “Applicants must have completed at least 41 hours of course work before  submitting an application. Applicants must have completed 62 semester hours of college or university credits prior to admission into the program, and all prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Applicants are requested to have the majority of their science prerequisites completed by the semester of application. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the Spring semester prior to admission into the veterinary school. They are not to be taken in the Summer session prior to entrance into the veterinary school. Failure to complete the prerequisites by the end of the Spring semester can result in disqualification. Applicants are reminded that course work taken during the Fall semester at the time of application will not be considered for determining the qualifications for interview, but will be considered in the final selection by the Committee.” To learn more about preparing for a career as a veterinarian, review the following curriculum suggestions, professional resources, and virtual link to the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Curriculum Suggestions  pre-veterinary program of study

Professional Resources.
Texas Medical and Dental School Application Service (includes Veterinary) .
https://www.utsystem.edu/tmdsas/  -General.
https://www.utsystem.edu/tmdsas/veterinary/homepage.html -Veterinary.
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
http://www.aavmc.org/ .
Veterinary Medical College Application Service.
http://www.aavmc.org/Students-Applicants-and-Advisors/Veterinary-Medical-College-Application-Service.aspx .
Graduate Record Examination.
https://www.ets.org/gre/

 Veterinary School in Texas.
Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine.
http://vetmed.tamu.edu/