The pre-veterinary medicine program comprises a core of courses required for admission to veterinary medical school. Your choice of the pre-veterinary medicine program of study at UNCG indicates your interest in preparing for a career in veterinary medicine. The pre-professional program in veterinary medicine is not a major in which a degree can be earned but rather a program of study intended to be complementary to a chosen major. Because the required courses can be incorporated into almost any major at UNCG, students should consider a major they find interesting and feel they will do well in academically and then declare pre-veterinary medicine as their second major at UNCG.

The Student Experience

  • Receive expert advising in planning your academic program and navigating the application process to veterinary medical school.
  • Automatically enrolled in the pre-professional program’s online learning group, with resources and information about upcoming events, opportunities, and deadlines.
  • You should consider membership in departmental academic honor societies, such as Beta Beta Beta (biology).
  • Get help identifying available opportunities to obtain experiences required for application to schools of veterinary medicine, including volunteer activities and roles with local veterinary hospitals and emergency veterinary clinics. (For instance, student internships are available with the N.C. Zoo and the Greensboro Science Center.)
  • Take advantage of research opportunities involving animals for course credit with internationally recognized faculty (BIO 499).
  • Past program participants have attended schools of veterinary medicine at institutions including N.C. State University, University of Georgia, Tuskegee University, and University of Colorado.
  • UNCG alumni have gone on to veterinary medicine careers in small and large veterinary practices, specialty practices, pharmaceutical research laboratories, biological research laboratories, university research laboratories, and as military veterinarians.

Additional Information

Students interested in the pre-veterinary medicine course of study should declare the pre-veterinary medicine second major in the freshman year, which will allow them to receive valuable resources, such as an assigned pre-vet adviser and enrollment in the pre-professional program’s online learning group. Students applying to schools of veterinary medicine typically take the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) after the junior year.