Pitt-Bradford Contacts:
Dr. Dessie Severson (severson@pitt.edu)
Dr. Carol Baker (cab8@pitt.edu)
Dr. Lauren Yaich (yaich@pitt.edu)

Pitt-Bradford Pre-Vet Curriculum

In order to apply to Veterinary School, you must first complete several prerequisite courses AND graduate with a bachelor's degree. A bachelor's degree in what, you say? Well, pretty much any major is OK with the vet-med schools (there is no such thing as a "pre-vet" major), but we usually recommend Biology or Chemistry, as extensive coursework in these areas will help you best prepare for the MCAT, VCAT, or GRE subject exams (see below) and for the vet-med curriculum itself. The prerequisite courses required by most veterinary schools are listed here, but you should always check the requirements of the schools that you are applying to, as some schools may require or recommend certain additional courses.

Introduction to Organismal and Population Biology (BIOL 101)
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 102)
General Chemistry I and II (CHEM 101 and 102)
Organic Chemistry I and II (CHEM 202 and 203)
Physics I and II (PHYS 101/102 OR PHYS 201/202/203/204)
English Composition I and II (ENG 101 and 102)
Math (Calculus and/or Statistics)
Introduction to Psychology

Standardized Examinations for Pre-Vet Students

Veterinary schools differ in terms of which standardized exam they want you take, so check with the schools you are interested in first, before signing up to take one or more of the exams listed here. Click on the links below to obtain more information about the GRE, MCAT, or VCAT.


List of Veterinary Medical Schools

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